During the processing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the U.S. Department of Education will select some of the applications for a process known as “verification.” Certain inconsistencies found when processing the FAFSA may increase the likelihood that the application will be selected for verification.

Some of the FAFSAs submitted are also randomly selected for verification. You might see a note on your Student Aid Report saying you’ve been selected for verification. Texas Southern University will be notified electronically by the U.S. Department of Education when a FAFSA is selected for verification. By federal guidelines, TSU also has the right to select any application where it may detect inconsistencies.

If you’re selected for verification, don’t assume you’re being accused of doing anything wrong, but do understand that your information will be reviewed. If the initial review does not resolve the inconsistent information, you may be asked to supply additional or more detailed information. TSU must resolve any inconsistent information prior to the disbursement of aid.

What information will be used to complete the verification process?  Open
How Will I Complete the Verification Process?  Open
What happens if information supplied on the FAFSA is found to be inaccurate?  Open
How do I request a federal tax transcript, non-filer’s or wage statement?  Open
Why use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?  Open
Special Circumstances  Open
I’ve been selected for verification, what does that mean?  Open
What is the deadline to submit verification documents?  Open
What information is required to complete the financial aid verification process at TSU?  Open
I must verify my high school completion and Identity & Educational Purpose. What must I provide to complete these requirements?  Open
I’ve been asked to provide income information with a verification worksheet. What is acceptable income documentation for verification?  Open