Verification Process

Financial Aid Office



The U.S. Department of Education and the CCSU FA Office select the FAFSA applications which are to be verified. The primary information requiring verification includes a tax filer's adjusted gross income (AGI), taxes paid, and certain untaxed income. If you are selected for verification, you will be notified by the Financial Aid Office and will be required to complete additional steps before the financial aid application can be processed.   

You will be notified via email and Central Pipeline for Students.

Please do not submit documents unless requested. 

The Financial Aid Office does not accept copies of Federal Tax Returns. Students and parents are required to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when submitting the FAFSA.

We review the data and compare it with the information on FAFSA.

Failure to submit all requested documents would prevent aid from crediting or paying against your tuition statement, which can result in financial holds and prevent registration for future semesters. Delayed receipt of documents may result in cancellation of the full financial aid award.

There may be adjustments to the financial aid award if there are differences between what is reported on FAFSA and the submitted documents.