Verification

After you complete your FAFSA and the college has received it, we may need additional information in order to complete your financial aid review. When you completed your FAFSA you may have seen a note that you were selected for verification. Verification is the process where information from your FAFSA is confirmed with documentation. Students are selected for verification at random and it does not mean that the information on your FAFSA is incorrect.

What information is needed?

If you are selected for verification, the Office of Financial Aid will send you a letter detailing what information we need from you. Common examples of documentation that we will ask for:

  • Federal tax returns or tax transcripts
  • W-2’s
  • Proof of citizenship

We may also send you forms to complete to verify information such as household size and income.

How to return documentation

It’s important that you send completed forms and other documentation back to us as quickly as possible. A delay in providing this information may result in a delay in the processing of your financial aid and the reduction or loss of awards.

Documentation and completed forms can be sent to us in a variety of ways:

  • Mail: Office of Financial Aid, 1200 Academy St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006
  • Secure FileDrop: Documents can be uploading securely online using our FileDrop system.
  • Drop Box: Leave completed forms for us in our locked drop box located next to our office door at Room 111 in Mandelle Hall.
  • Fax: 269.337.7390

Missing documents will show as completed on Hornet HQ once we receive the documents and enter them into our system.

After verification

Once we receive your FAFSA and any requested documents, we will review your FAFSA to determine your eligibility for financial aid. Any discrepancies between the documentation you provided and the information on your FAFSA will be corrected on your FAFSA and you will receive a revised Student Aid Report (SAR). If you are eligible for financial aid, you will receive a financial aid offer.