You must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completely and accurately. If you purposely provide false or misleading information on the FAFSA, you may be fined up to $20,000, sent to prison, or both. The information provided may be verified by the LMU Financial Aid, your state agency, or Federal Student Aid. After you submit a FAFSA, you may be asked to provide U.S. income tax returns and / or other information. If you cannot or do not provide these records when requested, you may not receive federal student aid.  Students who receive federal student aid based on incorrect or fraudulent information will have to pay it back and may also have to pay fines and fees.

LMU Financial Aid refers suspected fraud cases to the Federal Office of Inspector General for falsifying the FAFSA and/or providing false documentation for verification. LMU Financial Aid may also refer fraud cases to the LMU Office of Judicial Affairs. Violations of the Student Conduct Code are adjudicated according to the LMU Student Conduct Code found in the Community Standards.