As you read this article, the Office of Student Financial Planning will be well into our “peak season” for processing award offers for the Fall 2017 incoming class. In addition to notifying students of their funding eligibility, this includes working with families to secure any documentation that is needed to confirm their FAFSA reported information.
Many families will be required to complete a FAFSA driven process called “verification.” This is a process where the Student Financial Planning Office is required to obtain documents to verify that the information supplied on the FAFSA form was correct. “Verification” selections are made by the FAFSA processing center based on criteria determined by the U.S. Department of Education.
Students are initially notified of the verification requirement by US Department of Education. The Federal notification is provided on the “Student Aid Report” that is sent to the student after FAFSA filing. Norwich notifies students of the requirement once their initial award notification is provided. The Norwich notification identifies the required documents and the list of documents can also be found through the students NetPartner online financial aid account.
The Office of Student Financial Planning is here to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions about FAFSA filing at 802.485.2015 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.