What is verification?

The US Department of Education and/or U of M Crookston may select students for a process called Verification. This process verifies the information you reported on your FAFSA is correct. The selection of applications is accomplished primarily through a series of edit checks that are designed to identify applications with the greatest likelihood for error. Most selection is at random.

If you’re selected, you may be asked to verify:

  • income
  • federal income tax paid
  • household size
  • independent student status
  • number of family members enrolled in post-secondary education
  • untaxed income and benefits received

You may be required to provide copies of other applicable information and/or forms as requested by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Request a Tax Transcript from the IRS