2019-2020 Verification Selection and Acceptable Documentation

Verification of FAFSA information may be required of 2019-20 applicants. Students must complete the verification process before federal student financial aid can be awarded. Students who only wish to apply for the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarships do not need to complete verification.

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) has implemented a secure portal for students and parents to upload required documentation (such as tax forms) to complete the federal aid process for the 2019-20 academic year.  If selected for Verification, students will find additional instructions on accessing the portal in Athena under Eligibility Requirements for 2019-2020.

The verification processing time is generally three to four weeks during peak season (June-September), and two to three weeks during non-peak season (October-May). Therefore, students should begin the process as early as possible. Please Note: The verification process does not begin until all requested documents have been submitted. To prevent processing delays students and parents should submit all requested documentation at the same time.

Students may have additional requirements which can be viewed in Athena.