FAFSA Verification

The Process at JBU

If you are selected for verification by the US Department of Education, an asterisk (*) will appear next to your expected family contribution (EFC) on the Student Aid Report. The school also has the authority to select a FAFSA for verification.

Verification checks the accuracy of information on the FAFSA against actual tax return information.

If you are selected for verification the following documents will be requested:

  • Parent and student tax return transcripts from the IRS (or use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA)
  • A signed and initialed JBU Institutional Verification Form (IVF)
  • W-2's for the student (and the student's spouse, if the student is married)