FAFSA Verification

FAFSA Verification

Financial Aid

Verification is a process used to confirm the information you reported to the U.S. Department of Education on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

In most cases, the U.S. Department of Education selects a FAFSA for verification and we facilitate the process by requesting documentation required according to federal student aid program rules. If any discrepancies or inconsistencies are noted once verification is complete, we will update your FAFSA to ensure your eligibility for federal student aid funds has been calculated accurately.

If you have any questions about verification or documentation requirements, we're here to help. Email us at financial_aid@salve.edu and be sure to include your name and student ID number.

If your FAFSA is selected for verification, our office will contact you via email and outline the documents required to complete the verification process.

Not necessarily. Each year, the U.S. Department of Education selects a certain percentage of FAFSA applicants for verification. This is not an indication that there is anything wrong with your FAFSA application.

Documentation requirements may be different for each student. We will only request documents necessary to complete verification.

You may be asked for forms and documentation to confirm income and tax return information, household size and number of students in your family that are in college, and/or to confirm your identity and statement of educational purpose.

Please complete any requirements as soon as possible to expedite the finalizing of your financial aid offer.

  • For incoming first-year students, documentation requests will be communicated by email and listed in My Salve.
  • For returning undergraduate students and graduate students, documentation requests will be communicated by email.

Links to many of the documents requested can be found on our Online Forms and Resources webpage. All other documents should be submitted using our secure document upload.

If your financial circumstances have changed, please complete the verification process first and then contact your financial aid counselor to discuss any extenuating circumstances.