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 a notification at your registered KU email address. You will be instructed to go to verification.ku.edu to complete and upload the required documents. Please complete and submit the verification worksheet and your 2015 IRS Tax Return Transcript (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 your parents' or guardians’ 2015 IRS Tax Return Transcript (not required if parent(s’) 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. If you wish to be considered for limited-funded aid programs, the deadline for COMPLETING the verification process for the 2017-18 academic year is March 31, 2017. For awarding of loans, all verification documents for the 2017-18 academic year must be submitted by May 1, 2018 (prior to the end of the Spring 2018 term). Students who think they will qualify for Pell Grants should contact FAS if submitting documents after May 1, 2018. Verification file review may take up to four weeks.