Verification is a process mandated by the U.S. Department of Education to ensure information provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is accurate. When students complete the FAFSA, the U.S. Department of Education may select the FAFSA for verification. If you are selected for verification the school is required to collect specific documents from you.
If your application is selected for verification, you will receive an email at your KU email if you're a current student and your home email if you will be a freshman student this fall. You will be instructed to complete and upload the required documents. Please complete and submit the verification worksheet and a signed copy of the requested tax year IRS Tax Return (not required if student/spouse used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA and did not make any changes to the data). If you are a dependent student, you will need to provide a signed copy of your parents' or guardians’ IRS Tax Return (not required if parents used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA and did not make any changes to the data).
Verification may take up to four weeks after Financial Aid & Scholarships (FAS) receives all required documentation. You will not be awarded federal, state, or institutional financial aid until FAS has received and processed all required information and your financial aid file is complete.