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The verification process is a way for the U.S. Department of Education to ensure accurate reporting of information on the FAFSA. Each year, a portion of the student population is randomly selected by the Department of Education for verification. If you are selected, we are required by the Department of Education to collect the following:

  • Copies of tax return transcripts
  • W2’s for both parents and students
  • Verification Worksheet 

We will mail you a Pitt-Johnstown Verification Worksheet as well as a request for copies of all pertinent tax information, as we are unable to process any Federal Student Aid, including Stafford and PLUS loans, until the verification process has been completed. Thus, the sooner the requested information is returned to us, the sooner we will be able to complete your financial aid.

If you were selected for verification which is designated by an asterisk (*) to the right of your EFC on your Student Aid Report (SAR), you may download the necessary forms needed to complete the verification process.

Last Reviewed: March 19, 2008