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Financial Aid

Verification

What is Verification?

Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be selected for review by the U.S. Department of Education in a process called “Verification”. This means UALR must compare the information from your FAFSA with financial documents that you must provide to our office.  You will be required to submit a signed copy of your Federal tax forms, as well as the UALR Verification worksheet. If you are a dependent student, you will also be required to submit a copy of your parents’ federal tax forms.  You may also be asked to submit other documents, such as proof of the amount of untaxed income you or your parents received, or verification of the family’s assets. 

How Do I Know If I Am Selected For Verification?

Your Student Aid Report (SAR) will tell you if you are selected for verification.  When UALR receives your FAFSA results, we will post the financial documents we need on the BOSS system: www.boss.ualr.edu 

What Happens If The Information On My FAFSA Doesn’t Match My Financial Documents?

If there are differences between your application information and your financial documents, UALR will make corrections to your FAFSA data.  All corrections will be reprocessed electronically. Any correction may cause changes to your award amount(s).

What Happens if I Don’t Submit My Financial Documents?

UALR is required to request and review this information under federal regulations 34 CFR, Part 668.  A student who is selected for verification cannot receive any financial aid funds until the verification process is complete. Please complete verification as soon as possible so that your financial aid funds will not be delayed.

Who Do I Contact If I Have Questions About Verification?

If you need help, contact your Financial Aid Advisor: http://www.ualr.edu/admissions/vault/appt_schedule.pdf
You may also visit our office in Administration South, Room 208 or contact us at 501-569-3035.

Updated 5.5.2010