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Verification

The U.S. Department of Education selects approximately 30 percent of all FAFSA applicants for verification. If the U.S. Department of Education chooses your application, a message will appear on your Student Aid Report (SAR), and you will have to complete certain verification requirements.

The TU Financial Aid Office also selects additional students for this verification process based on their recipt of Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants or the TU Institutional Grant.  You may also be asked to provide proof of enrollment for other family member reported as enrolled in college.

Whether you are undergoing basic or expanded verification, the process involves the following steps:

  1. You must carefully follow the instructions on your TU Verification Worksheet. If we request any documents, you must submit them to the TU Financial Aid Office by mail, fax, or delivery to our counter.
  2. If the verification process results in changes to your application, the financial aid office will transmit corrections electronically to the federal processor.
  3. The federal processor will reprocess corrected data, and transmit corrected application results to the Financial Aid Office.

If  the verification process results in changes to your eligibility, your financial aid may change. We encourage you to respond promptly and completely to any request for verification materials. 

We cannot finalize your aid and authorize the payment of funds to your university account until the verification process is complete.  If you complete the verification process after July 1, you will not receive a fall term disbursement until after the beginning of the fall term.  If you do not provide all requested documents within 30 days from the date of our initial request, your aid offer will be cancelled.  If you complete the verification process after your aid is cancelled, a new aid offer will contain only aid available at the time your verification process is complete.


Financial Aid Office
Enrollment Services, Room 339
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Reception Desk)
            Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Financial Aid Call Center)

Phone: 410-704-4236
Fax: 410-704-2584
E-mail: finaid@towson.edu



 

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