Federal Verification

Verification is a process of checking the accuracy of the information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). During this process, LMU Financial Aid is required to collect certain documents to verify the information reported on the FAFSA is correct.

If the information submitted for verification 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.

Who is required to complete federal verification?

Most students selected for verification have been randomly selected 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.
  • LMU Financial Aid may select students for federal verification in connection with the review of an appeal.

It is required that you complete federal verification to receive the following: All federal financial aid (Pell, FSEOG Grants, Perkins Loan, Work-Study), all Cal Grants or other state-funded financial aid, LMU Grant, LMU Need-Based Scholarships, or LMU Institutional Loans.

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