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.

You must have your verification review completed at least 120 days after your last date of attendance.  This timeline will start the day after you withdraw or after the last day of your academic year.  We recommend documents be submitted at least two weeks prior to the deadline.  This allows sufficient time for the Office of Student Financial Aid to process and disburse the financial aid within the timeframe permitted under Title IV regulations and University policy. The deadline for you to submit verification documentation may be extended up to your last day of enrollment during the academic year/period on a case-by-case basis and is processed to the extent that is administratively possible.


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.