Federal Verification

If your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was selected for federal verification by the U.S. Department of Education, you will need to complete a verification form and may need to submit tax information to our office. You will be notified on your Student Aid Report (emailed to you by the U.S. Department of Education) and by University email if your FAFSA is selected.  You can check your financial aid application status on MyUI.

You can receive an estimated financial aid offer without submitting the required information; however, your financial aid offer will not be finalized and funds will not disburse until we complete the verification review.

If your FAFSA is selected for federal verification, you must submit all required documentation by the following deadlines:

  • Fall semester: November 1
  • Spring semester: April 1
  • Summer term: August 1

If all documents are not submitted by the deadline, all financial aid requiring verification will be cancelled and reinstatement of aid is not guaranteed if verification is completed late. On a case-by-case basis, exceptions to these deadlines will be granted and aid will be reinstated if all compliance requirements are met, funds are available, and you still demonstrate eligibility.

The Department of Education has changed the tax information requirements for students selected for federal verification. For detailed information on the requirements and deadlines, click on the academic year below for the year in which you are applying for financial aid.