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Federal Verification Process

Verification requirements are now specific to the student. The documents that you will be required to submit to the Office of Financial to complete the verification process will be determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

Schools are not allowed to accept personal tax returns for verification purposes and if required to submit their tax information, a student must submit an official IRS tax return transcript if they do not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) successfully.  In addition, students that are randomly selected for verification may also have to provide to the Office of Financial Aid their high school completion status documentation, proof of their identity, and a signed Educational Statement of Purpose.

Unusual Enrollment History Flag: The U.S. Department of Education has added the Unusual Enrollment History Flag to the information received by the college. This flag indicates whether students have an unusual enrollment history (transferring to multiple colleges) in regard to the receipt of Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) funds, and requires follow-up by the college to review the student's enrollment patterns.