Verification is simply a way for the federal government to perform quality control on the funds that are disbursed. The federal processor randomly selects applications for a process called verification. The institution that is attempting to process your financial aid must compare the information provided on FAFSA with actual documents (i.e. federal tax return transcript(s), verification worksheet, etc.). If a student is selected for verification, the Financial Aid Office requires that all documents be submitted by the last day of the semester that the student plans to attend. However, financial aid will not be awarded until the verification process is complete. If a correction has to be made as a result of verification, the FAFSA will be updated. Students may check Banner Student Web to determine the documents required to complete the verification process.
Complete on-line verification by creating an account on this site: http://albanytech.verifymyfafsa.com/