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Verification

What is Verification?
The FAFSA Central Processing Center randomly selects approximately 30% of all FAFSA applications for verification and identifies the information that must be verified.  Verification is a process in which the government randomly selects FAFSA applicants and requires financial aid offices to collect additional documentation in order to verify certain information. Financial Aid cannot be awarded until the verification process has been completed. 

How will I know if I’ve been selected for verification?
You will receive your SAR from the U.S. Department of Education after you file your FAFSA. If you have been selected for verification, there will be an asterisk next to your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on your SAR.  You will also receive an email from Belmont explaining the required next steps to complete the process using the Dynamic Forms document portal.