USA Financial Aid Verification Portal: Frequently Asked Questions
The USA Financial Aid Verification Portal is a secure platform for verification document upload. Verification documents submitted via email are no longer accepted.
The Verification Portal requires 4 key identifiers to be entered exactly as they are listed on your FAFSA when you create your account:
1. First Name
2. Last Name
3. Date of Birth
4. Social Security Number
You cannot login to the Portal if any of your 4 key identifiers do not match what you listed on your FAFSA. If you believe you entered incorrect information for the identifiers on your FAFSA, please email our office for assistance.
Approximately 30% of all FAFSAs received by USA each year are selected by the Department of Education for a process of review called verification.
When a FAFSA is submitted, the Department of Education performs database matches by comparing application data with the Social Security Administration, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Selective Service System, National Student Loan Data System, and others. Depending on the outcome of these database matches, a student may be required to submit additional documentation to USA for a process called verification. Verification is a review process which requires documentation of select data elements of a student's FAFSA. In this review, the financial aid staff compares the FAFSA with information provided in the required verification documents.
If a student's FAFSA is selected for verification, they will be notified through their JagMail email account.
The Office of Financial Aid will make corrections to the FAFSA, if necessary, as a result of verification. Students will be notified by the Department of Education and/or our office either with a corrected FAFSA or a revised aid offer notification. A FAFSA that is completed correctly will not require corrections.
Failure to have a complete financial aid file at least 60 days prior to the beginning of each term may delay or prevent receipt of aid. If this is the case, students will be responsible for payment of any charges on their student account or their schedule may be cancelled.
Referrals will be made to the Office of Inspector General should there be allegations of fraud or other criminal misconduct in connection with an applicant’s application for financial aid.
Verification: Frequently Asked Questions
No, you must list your parents' information under the parent section. If unusual circumstances exist, please check with the Office of Financial Aid before submitting your FAFSA.