Verification is a process the Department of Education uses to confirm the data reported on a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is accurate. For those selected for verification, the University will contact the student for documentation in order to verify the information entered on the FAFSA.
For those students selected for verification, the deadline to complete verification is the first term of a student's program. If a student misses the deadline, the student must submit the required documents as soon as possible as AIU cannot determine aid eligibility until verification is complete. Students who fail to complete the verification process may lose access to class.
The final deadline for federal verification can be found at https://fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm. Students submitting documents after the Federal deadline will not be eligible for financial aid for that award year.