Verification is the process your school uses to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA form is accurate.Federal Student Aid
Verification is a process that confirms the accuracy of the information reported on the FAFSA. Each year, the US Department of Education selects students nationwide for FAFSA verification and requests additional documentation, but not all students are selected for verification. We are required to make corrections to Federal and State aid if there are differences between what was reported on the FAFSA and the information submitted through the verification process in order to make sure you recieve the appropriate amount of financial support.
We will notify you and advise you of your next steps through your SU email if you have been selected for verification. We will list the additional required documents in your mySeattleU account, within your Financial Aid Checklist. Your Student Aid Report (SAR) confirmation email will also show if you were selected for verification.
Review the requested documents within your Financial Aid Checklist. The requested tax documentation should be from the 2021 tax year for the 2023-24 FAFSA. Below is a list of documentation that you may be asked to complete. Please make sure to review your Financial Aid Checklist to confirm what you are being asked to submit.
The deadline for submitting your verification documents is 30 days after receiving notification or September 1, but prior to the end of your last quarter of attendance.
If you miss the deadline:
Once all verification requirements are received by our office, we will review them and you will receive an updated offer of financial assistance via your SeattleU e-mail account within 2-3 weeks.
Seattle University encourages the use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). The DRT will help ensure accuarcy and a streamlined verification process, cutting down greatly on the number of physical documents that you will need to submit for review.