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Federal Verification Policy

You may notice on your Student Aid Report and Financial Aid Offer that you have been selected for verification. Each year, roughly one-third of FAFSA applicants are randomly selected by the U.S. Department of Education for verification.  Additionally, Husson will select students for the verification process under certain circumstances where conflicting information has presented itself. To comply with federal regulations, Husson University has the authority to contact you for documentation that supports the information you reported on your FAFSA.  For more information about the verification process, you can visit Federal Student Aid


Acceptable Documentation:

Please note, you do not need to send us supporting documentation unless we specifically request them from you.

Acceptable Tax Return Documents

W-2's & Schedule 1/C


Policy Detail

Students who have been selected for verification are required to submit all appropriate and acceptable documentation. Federal verification must typically be completed prior to the end of the academic year or before the student ceases enrollment, whichever occurs first. Students, who fail to comply with verification requirements, including submitting documentation within required timelines, will not have Federal Title IV funds disbursed and may have Federal Title IV funds canceled. Husson University considers the student to be the responsible party for providing information and completing the verification process.

Students must provide documentation as requested. Documentation may be required for, but not limited to: information regarding child support paid, information regarding number of persons in the household, information regarding number of persons enrolled at least half-time in an eligible postsecondary institution, W2 for each source of income reported and properly filed tax return transcripts for the prior-prior tax year for persons who were required to file taxes.

Students and their families, who have used the IRS Data Retrieval Process and have not made adjustments to the information obtained, are not required to submit tax return transcript.

Students or their parents who have filed under the status "married filing separately," or have had to amend their tax returns (example 1040X) are not eligible for the IRS Data Retrieval Process and must submit a signed copy of 1040 as well as the 1040x.

The financial aid specialist will verify all required elements and make any necessary changes. The student will be notified via an email or mailed letter that their offer has been revised.