2016-2017 Student Handbook

Student Financial Aid Verification

The federal government requires that some aid applications be reviewed for accuracy through a process called verification. If a student is selected for this process it will be specified on the Student Aid Report that is sent to the student from the federal processor and the student will be notified by the college through the mail or by email. If selected for this process, the student will be required to turn in additional documentation. The student's financial aid file will not be considered complete and ready for verifying until all missing eligibility information has been received and processed. The student will not receive an award notification until verification is complete.

The verification process can take one to four weeks to complete depending upon how quickly the student submits accurate and complete information and documents. Needed information is displayed on the MyCF student portal by selecting Financial Aid/My Financial Aid/Missing Documents. Students selected for verification should check this link regularly to determine what documents are still required to complete the process. Students are also encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office if they have questions concerning their verification status.