You've submitted your FAFSA but now you've been selected for verification. Don't worry, here is an overview on what that means!

Sometimes more information is required to process your FAFSA. This process is called Verification. Additional information is usually requested by the U.S. Department of Education, New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) and/or the Office of Financial Aid to verify information on a student’s FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

The supporting documentation is used  to check the accuracy of the FAFSA information and make corrections if needed.

If you have been selected for verification, you MUST submit the requested documentation and complete the verification process before financial aid can be awarded to your account. In certain cases, once verification begins, additional information may be requested to resolve additional discrepancies.

For more information about the Verification Policy, click here.