Federal Verification

Verification is a process of checking the accuracy of the information submitted on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). During this process, the LMU Financial Aid Office is required to collect copies of certain documents used to complete the student’s FAFSA. 

If the information submitted conflicts with the information reported on the FAFSA, LMU is obligated to make corrections to the student’s FAFSA before financial aid eligibility can be accurately determined and funds awarded.

Most financial aid applications are randomly selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Processor. However, there are other potential reasons for being selected for verification:

  • The submitted FAFSA application had incomplete data.
  • The data on the FAFSA application appears to have contradicting data.
  • The FAFSA application has estimated information.
  • The Financial Aid Office may select students for federal verification in connection with the review of an appeal.

The links below provide details on what is required to complete federal verification. 

Federal Verification playlist