Verification is an audit of the financial aid application information. Many student files are selected by the Federal Processor in the process of applying for aid. Some files are randomly selected while others are selected because of appearing to be error prone. If the student’s file is selected, requested documentation should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid at MSM immediately because of specified deadline date requirements. We normally ask that the documents be provided within two weeks of being selected for verification.
This process does not mean that you are in trouble if questions answered were wrong on the original application. It just means that The Office of Financial Aid needs to correct the information. Changes made do have the possibility of effecting the types and/or amounts of aid you might receive.
Not all students are required to complete verification. Only submit the requested items on this page if you have been notified of the need to complete verification. You will be notified of this requirement from the Office of Financial Aid through an official email communication. Once you receive this email it is important to complete the requested steps as soon as possible.
A Verification Worksheet is required to be completed by all students selected for verification.
The second item required of all students is to verify their (and parent’s if applicable)prior year’s tax data. This can be achieved in one of two ways.
* This is a request for a tax return transcript not your filed tax return (i.e. 1040,1040A, or 1040EZ). We are not able to accept your 1040 as an acceptable document for verification purposes
If you answer no to all of the below questions than your parents data and tax information is required. If you can answer no, but are unable to provide parental information please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Once all required items have been received the Office of Financial Aid will review and make changes, if necessary, to the student’s financial aid information. This process is typically completed within two weeks of items being received.
New students will typically have a preliminary financial aid notification letter prior to verification being completed. If changes are made to the types or amounts of aid received the student will be notified of the changes through receipt of an undated financial aid notification letter.
Returning students will not receive a financial aid notification letter until this process has been completed.
If the required documentation is not provided to the Office of Financial Aid before the necessary deadline, MSM will not be able to apply any financial aid to your billing account.
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