Make sure all documents are signed by the student and by the parent(s), if applicable.
Students should check their myCampus account regularly. All communication from the financial aid office is posted there.
Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA. This simplifies and expedites the process. Using the tool means students will not be required to submit a Federal tax return transcript.
Make sure the number in the household and in college, on the verification form, matches the information on the FAFSA. If there has been a change, students may make a note on the verification form. Discrepancies will require follow up questions and may lengthen the verification process.
Students required to complete an itemized worksheet must complete all items. If a family member or friend pays the student’s rent, it is fine. Financial aid needs to know what the cost would be for the student’s portion (rent/house payment divided by number living in the household) of the rent.