Applying for Aid

Verification

Verification is the process of confirming information reported by you and your parents or spouse on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is accurate. Each year approximately 30% of student applicants nationwide are randomly selected by the Federal Central Processing System for verification. Applicants selected for review will need to complete verification before financial aid eligibility may be reviewed.

What do I need to Submit?

You will need to check your OneStart "to do" list for your specific items. Some items that are regularly requested are listed below. We may need all, some or none depending on your specific FAFSA information.

For 2013-2014:

  • A completed 2013-2014 Verification worksheet, either dependent or independent depending upon FAFSA filing status.
  • A copy of your (and your spouse or parents, if applicable) 2012 federal tax transcript, including all schedules.
  • Copies of your (and your spouse or parents, if applicable) 2012 w-2s.
  • Additional documentation upon request.

For 2014-2015:

  • A completed 2014-2015 Verification worksheet, either dependent or independent depending upon FAFSA filing status.
  • A copy of your (and your spouse or parents, if applicable) 2013 federal tax transcript, including all schedules.
  • Additional documentation upon request.

For more information and additional help please visit our online tutorial and select IU East from the drop box.

What Happens to my Information?

The required forms and documents you submitted for verification will be compared to the information reported on your 2013-2014 or 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If the provided information does not match what is shown on your FAFSA, we will submit changes to the FAFSA processor. After all changes are made to your FAFSA data, Indiana University East will review your eligibility for financial aid.