Federal verification is a process which requires institutions to verify the accuracy of the information provided on a student’s FAFSA application. To complete this process the student, parent(s) of a dependent student and/or spouse of an independent student, if applicable, will be required to submit documentation to the Financial Aid office for the verification process to be completed.
A student’s FAFSA may be selected by the US Department of Education or by the SUNY Poly Financial Aid Office for a verification review. Those students whose FAFSA was selected for verification by the US Department of Education will see this listed on their SAR (Student Aid Report). Please review your SAR carefully to see if your FAFSA was selected for verification.
All students whose FAFSA was selected for verification will have items posted to their online Banner Web Self-Service financial aid checklist that must be submitted to the SUNY Poly Financial Aid Office.
The financial aid Verification Worksheet and Instruction page, which lists the required documentation that must be submitted, may be found on the Financial Aid Forms page. (Click on the forms link for the appropriate academic year, and then click on “Verification Worksheet”).