Verification is a process to confirm that the information you or your parents provided on your FAFSA is accurate. The U.S. Department of Education selects some FAFSAs for verification. Others are selected by schools to clarify discrepancies in the information provided on the FAFSA.
Documents typically needed to complete verification include a Verification Worksheet, Income Tax Transcript retrieved directly from the IRS, and other forms which verify information in question on your FAFSA. The Financial Aid Office will advise you on the documentation you will need. Not all students selected for verification have to submit the same documents.
When FAFSA verification is not completed in a timely manner there may be delayed registration and/or financial aid award packaging. Without full completion of all verification requirements, an applicant may not able be to register as a full time student. If verification requirements are never fulfilled, the student will be withdrawn from OCU and any charges incurred will be the student’s responsibility.
You may complete the form electronically and save your work, but you must print and sign the form, then return it along with supporting documentation to the financial aid office.