The completion of the Verification process is not optional and must be completed before any financial aid awards will be offered. The failure to submit verification in a timely manner may delay disbursements and could exempt a student from utilizing bookstore charge dates. Below are some FAQs that may assist you in understanding the verification process.
The process of documenting the information you provided on the FAFSA is called "verification." If your application is selected for verification and you do not provide the documents requested, you will not receive federal student aid, and you might not receive aid from other nonfederal sources.
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Being selected for Verification does not mean that you have done anything wrong. This process is required by the Department of Education in order to receive Title IV funds.
Your Student Aid Report (SAR), sent by the Department of Education after your FAFSA has been processed will let you know if you have been selected for Verification. This information will also appear on the "To Do List" section of your SCC student self-service account.
Verification worksheets are printed from your To Do List in your student self-service account.
You may turn in your verification documentation in person at any campus or center, by mail, email, or fax.
Somerset Community College Or Somerset Community College
Attn: Financial Aid Office Attn: Financial Aid Office
808 Monticello Street 100 University Dr.
Somerset, KY 42501 London, KY 40741
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Fax: 606-679-4369 or 606-864-3875 ***Incomplete worksheets will delay processing of awards
You should submit your forms as soon as you can, but no later than the priority deadlines, to ensure you can charge your books to you financial aid award. *If eligible
Verification Documentation Priority Dates
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool imports your tax information into your FAFSA. This is the fastest way to complete your Verification of tax information. If you are not eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you must submit a copy of your Tax Return Transcript.
You will not be given the option to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in several situations.
You can request a Federal Tax Transcript online at www.irs.gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. You will need your social security number, date of birth, EXACT Street Address as used on the tax return and your Postal Zip Code. Please note that depending on the time of year, tax transcripts can take up to eight weeks to process.
After all required documents are submitted, the Financial Aid Office will compare them to your FAFSA. Any conflicting information, or "discrepancy", must be corrected to complete your file. A counselor will make changes, or "corrections", to your FAFSA information and send it back to the Department of Education for re-processing.
Verification processing time is unique with each student. During peak times the process may take several weeks. To expedite the process, you should read and complete your forms carefully and submit all requested documents in a timely manner.
Yes. If your FAFSA was selected for Verification, you must complete the process with each institution you attend. Verification does not transfer with you. In addition, you must ensure that SCC's school code (001997) is on your FAFSA.