Postsecondary institutions are required to check the accuracy of information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid using federal tax transcripts and other documentation. Schools also have the responsibility to clearly explain to students these documentation requirements, as well as the students’ responsibilities for completing verification requirements in order to be eligible for aid.
Recently updated with 2013-2014 information, the USA Funds® University
online course “203 Verification” provides information about the process and requirements of verification.
The course offers information to help learners understand:
- Why applications may be selected for verification.
- What items you are required to verify.
- What verification documentation is required.
- How to resolve conflicting information or other discrepancies.
- The overall process of performing verification.
- When various verification information is submitted to the Central Processing System (CPS).
- The various exceptions that are allowed.
This intermediate-level course is intended for financial aid professionals who have a basic understanding of financial aid.
“Verification” is part of an on-demand curriculum of more than 30 self-paced USA Funds University online courses. Knowledgeable trainers with extensive financial aid experience develop the interactive courses, available at no cost to schools. You typically can complete the courses in 30-45 minutes.
USA Funds University also offers several helpful fact sheets
related to verification on the USA Funds website. Additionally, USA Funds University’s summer webcast series
includes a June 26 event on verification.
Access USA Funds University courses at www.usafundstraining.org
. New users are required to complete a simple, one-time registration process.