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Financial Aid Verification

Verifying your FAFSA


The federal government randomly selects a number of FAFSAs to undergo the verification process. This is a quality assurance tool utilized by the Department of Education as well as colleges and universities throughout the country to ensure students are consistently awarded the correct types and the correct amounts of aid.

The verification process

To verify your FAFSA, Missouri State University will compare information from your FAFSA with copies of your and your parent(s) federal tax forms and W-2’s from the previous year. For example, if you were selected for verification for the 2014-15 academic year, our office would compare the information on your FAFSA, 2013 federal tax forms and W-2’s.

If there are differences between your FAFSA information and your financial documents, the necessary corrections will be made by our office in order to ensure you are receiving the appropriate types and amounts of federal student financial aid.

Occasionally, we may need to contact you to clarify conflicting information. If such clarification is needed, you will be contacted via your MSU email account, or we will contact your parent(s) at the email address provided on the FAFSA.

Your role in verification

You will be notified what documents our office needs in order to complete your verification, but, generally, the documents that will be requested include:

You and your parent(s) should collect and submit these documents to our office as soon as you can upon receiving notification that you were selected for verification. Students’ verifications are completed in date order which means the earlier we receive your completed verification documents the sooner we can complete your verification and award your financial aid.

You will not be eligible to receive any financial aid until the verification process has been completed for your account. Contact the office of student financial aid at 417-836-5262 if you have any questions about completing a worksheet or about what documents are needed from you or your parent(s).

2014-2015 Processing Deadlines for Pell and TEACH Grants

 

 

FALL ONLY AYR OR
SPRING ONLY
AYR OR
SUMMER ONLY

Last day to receive valid FAFSA (not rejected).
Federal deadline last day enrolled.

1 day prior fall commencement

12-11-14

1 day prior spring commencement

5-14-15

1 day prior summer commencement

7-30-15

Last day for students to submit verification data.
Federal deadline earlier of 120 days after last day enrolled or 9-26-15

15 weeks after end of fall

*3-27-15

15 weeks after end of spring

*8-28-15

6 weeks after end of summer

*9-11-15

Last day to receive verified ISIR.

Federal deadline earlier of 120 days after last day enrolled or 9-26-15

 

4-11-15

 

9-12-15

 

9-26-15

 

*Estimated to allow 2 weeks for processing. Date must be adjusted if the last day enrolled is prior to end of semester.

 

2013-2014 Processing Deadlines for Pell and TEACH Grants

 

  FALL ONLY AYR OR
SPRING ONLY
AYR OR
SUMMER ONLY

Last day to receive valid FAFSA (not rejected).
Federal deadline last day enrolled.

1 day prior fall commencement

12-12-13

1 day prior spring commencement

5-15-14

1 day prior summer commencement

7-31-14

Last day for students to submit verification data.
Federal deadline earlier of 120 days after last day enrolled or 9-29-14

15 weeks after end of fall

*3-27-14

15 weeks after end of spring

*8-28-14

6 weeks after end of summer

*9-11-14

Last day to receive verified ISIR.

Federal deadline earlier of 120 days after last day enrolled or 9-29-14

 

4-11-14

 

9-12-14

 

9-29-14

 

*Estimated to allow 2 weeks for processing. Date must be adjusted if the last day enrolled is prior to end of semester.

 

Deadlines

Important dates for the FAFSA and verification during the 2014-15 academic year include:

  • January 1, 2014 - The FAFSA is available for completion
  • March 31, 2014 - Priority processing deadline for submitting the FAFSA to Missouri State University
  • August 1, 2014 - Final day to make corrections to your FAFSA and still retain eligibility for state aid
  • November 29, 2014 - Last day to turn in verification documents for fall 2014 only loans
  • May 2, 2015 - Last day to turn in verification documents for fall 2014-spring 2015 loans or spring 2015 only loans
  • July 19, 2015 - Last day to turn in verification documents for fall 2014-spring 2015-summer 2015 loans, spring 2015-summer 2015 loans or summer 2015 only loans