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verification worksheet

nk9230nk9230 Registered User Posts: 776 Member
I just found out that there is a verification sheet to fill out... and I already submitted my Non-custodials information to colleges and IDOC.

What should I do?!
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Replies to: verification worksheet

  • 'rentof2'rentof2 Registered User Posts: 4,327 Senior Member
    Send it directly to the college financial aid office, not IDOC. I actually did that last year. It just escaped my attention that it was required. It won't be a problem. They just need to have it on file, so send it in right away.
  • nk9230nk9230 Registered User Posts: 776 Member
    Ok, so IDOC didnt flag me for verification, but FAFSA did. Im confused about the process- what do you do?
  • 'rentof2'rentof2 Registered User Posts: 4,327 Senior Member
    IDOC doesn't verify anything. It is simply a service that submits copies of your financial documents electronically to the schools that subscribe to the service. In a way, though, I guess you could consider sending all those documents as "verifying" the information on your CSS Profile form. But people aren't "flagged" for that. All schools that use the CSS Profile and IDOC require all applicants to send those documents.

    FAFSA flags about 30% of applicants. Sometimes it can be at random, sometimes because of certain information you provided on your FAFSA. It's hard to tell why. For FAFSA verification you don't need to do anything at all until you are contacted by your college. They will tell you what documents they want to see, and you will send copies of those directly to the school that asks. Some schools will ask for them even if you're not flagged for verification by FAFSA, some schools won't ask even if you are flagged. But wait until they contact you and tell you what they want from you.

    Schools are required to verify something like 30% of their FAFSA applicants by the government. But once they've met the required number of verifications, they can choose to not request anything further from students who were flagged by FAFSA when they submitted their app. For example, my daughter's FAFSA was flagged last year, but the college never requested any documentation from us so we didn't have to do anything further.
  • 2girls4me2girls4me Registered User Posts: 299 Junior Member
    Once again, CC to the rescue. My D's FAFSA was flagged for verification and I had no idea what that meant. But, I simply searched the financial aid forum and voila! the answer was here. Apparently I don't need to do anything yet. Yea!!!

    Thanks CC parents!
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