The federal verification process is like an audit of information you provide on your FAFSA. It requires that you complete additional forms and/or provide additional documentation before DMACC can offer you financial aid. Verification confirms through documentation the information provided on your FAFSA is correct.
If a student's file is selected for verification, DMACC’s Financial Aid Office is required to verify the data on your application. It’s the law. Our office complies with this request by requesting proof and clarification of specific information supplied by the student and the parent on the FAFSA.
The verification process ensures that students receive the financial aid they are entitled to and prevents ineligible students from receiving financial aid.
How will I know if I am selected for verification?
You may be selected for verification either by the Department of Education or by DMACC’s Financial Aid Office. If you are selected for verification, DMACC will notify you via email. You can also see your requirements under the financial aid section of myDMACC. Many forms can be submitted via DMACC's document portal.
Why was I selected for verification?
Most FAFSA's are selected for verification randomly. However, if you make changes to your FAFSA information, you may be selected for verification even if you were not selected on your initial application.
I have been selected for verification. What do I need to do?
- Login to DMACC's document portal (you will need to user your DMACC email username and password). Please complete all tasks and upload all documents requested on the to do list.
- Login to myDMACC and click on the Financial Aid Dashboard to view any unsatisfied requirements.
- Continue to check your DMACC email often. We will email you if we need any additional documentation to complete the verification process or when your financial aid award offer is ready to be viewed (and awards accepted).
Please be sure to respond to all requests for documentation to avoid delays in processing and applying your financial aid to your student account. Until the missing items are submitted, the processing of your financial aid is not possible. Your charges will not be paid by financial aid and you will not receive a refund of excess financial aid until all missing items are submitted and your file has been processed.
If I am selected for verification, am I required to send documentation?
In order to receive state or federal funding, you must complete the verification process. If verification documents are not completed then your financial aid will not be processed.