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FAFSA Verification

Verification is the process used by the U.S. Department of Education to check the accuracy of student and/or parents' information used when applying for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Central Processing System processes the information on the FAFSA and calculates student eligibility using several editing criteria specifications designed to detect inconsistencies and mistakes.

Each applicant receives a Student Aid Report (SAR), which details eligibility and calculates the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The SAR will indicate if an applicant has been selected for verification by printing an asterisk (*) to the right of the EFC. Verification instructions also appear in the comments portion of the SAR.

If you are selected for verification, it will indicate the missing documents on your MyLMU account. You will also receive an email from the Office of Student Financial Services notifying you of what documentation you need to submit to LMU. Applicants selected for verification will be required to provide, at the minimum, a verification worksheet and tax documents. Our verification worksheets can be found by going to the link below:
Please refer to your MyLMU account for the specific worksheet and documents you are required to submit. Be sure to select the verification worksheet for the appropriate year.
During the verification review process, if it is determined that our office needs additional documents that were not initially requested, the Office of Student Financial Services will contact you. If any changes are made to your FAFSA due to the verification process that requires a change in your financial aid package, you will be sent a revised financial aid award notification to your LMU email account.