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What Items Are Verified?
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Primary items verified:

  • Household size
  • Number in college
  • Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)
  • U. S. Taxes Paid
  • Child Support Paid

Certain types of untaxed income: 

  • Education Credits
  • IRA/Keogh Deductions/Payments
  • Tax-exempt interest
  • Untaxed portions of IRA distribution
  • Untaxed portions of pensions/annuities

Other untaxed incomes not found on tax return:

  • Housing/food/living allowances paid to members of the military, clergy and others
  • Veterans NON-EDUCATIONAL benefits
  • Other, such as workers’ compensation/disability benefits
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) also known as food stamps

Other items (not required for all students):

  • High School Completion
  • Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose


Verification Exclusions
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A selected application may be exempt from some or all verification requirements due to certain unusual circumstances.  Except in the case of the student’s death, however, none of these verification exclusions excuses the university from the requirement to resolve conflicting information.

Death Of The Student

If a student passes away, the university cannot make any additional disbursements to any of the student’s beneficiaries, except for FWS funds already earned.  Also, the university cannot originate or disburse his/her Direct Subsidized Loan or consider any interim disbursement made of Pell, Perkins, or FSEOG funds or provisional FWS employment to be an overpayment.

Not An Aid Recipient

Students who are not recipients of federal aid are not required to submit verification documents.

Unsubsidized Loan

Students will not be required to submit verification documents if the student is only receiving Unsubsidized Stafford Loans.  A student cannot avoid the verification requirements by choosing to borrow an Unsubsidized Loan instead of a Subsidized Loan.

Applicant Verified By Another School

The Financial Aid Office will require verification documents even if previously submitted to another school for the award year.  This ensures the accuracy of our information when audited.

Post Enrollment

The student was selected for verification after ceasing to be enrolled and all (including late) disbursements were made.

Withdrawn Students

Students who withdraw before completing the verification process have 14 calendar days after withdrawing to complete the verification process to be eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement.

Pacific Island Resident 

The university does not verify the selected application of a student who is either:

  • A legal resident of Guam, America Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or
  • A citizen of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau

To qualify for this exclusion, a dependent student’s parents must also be citizens of one of these former territories.  As documentation, the permanent mailing address will be noted in the student’s file.

Parents Unavailable
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The Financial Aid Office does not verify a dependent student’s application if any of the following conditions apply:

  • Both of the parents are mentally incapacitated. 
  • Both of the parents are residing in a country other than the United States and cannot be contacted by normal means.
  • Both of the parents cannot be located because the student does not have and cannot get their contact information.

Spouse Unavailable
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The university does not verify spouse information if any of the following conditions apply:

  • The spouse is deceased.
  • The spouse is mentally incapacitated.
  • The spouse is residing in a country other than the United States and cannot be contacted by normal means.
  • The spouse cannot be located because the student does not have and cannot get their contact information.

The Financial Aid Office will document the basis for this exclusion in the student’s file.  These exclusions do not affect any other part of required verification; the selected application must still be verified according to all other requirements.

Change in Dependency Status
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Edinboro will update a student’s FAFSA if the student was not married at the time the FAFSA was initially submitted but their marital status changes before the start of the Fall semester.  The student would need to contact our office for the appropriate form to complete and return.  Additional documentation will be requested such as a copy of the marriage certificate, spouse’s tax information, and spouse’s asset information.  All documents are required to be submitted by April 1, 2014 for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Any documents submitted past the deadline will not be processed.


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