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What is verification?

Verification is a process by which the information on the FAFSA is checked for accuracy. A student’s FAFSA can be selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education or by the school. About 30-40% of all FAFSA’s sent to BJU are generally selected.

How do I get selected for verification?

The reasons for being selected include but are not limited to the following:

  • Your FAFSA was randomly selected. (Chances of random selection increase if you are a potential Pell grant recipient.)
  • Your FAFSA includes incomplete information.
  • The information on your FAFSA is contradictory.
  • The tax information on your FAFSA was estimated.

What happens if I am selected?

The BJU Financial Aid Office will notify you if you have been selected and will provide a list of documents which you will need to provide. The documents may be sent to the BJU Financial Aid Office by mail or fax. Once received, a financial aid counselor will compare the documents provided with the information which was submitted on the FAFSA to ensure all information is accurate.

Tax Transcript

If you are selected for verification, you may verify your tax information in one of the following ways:

  1. Use the IRS Data Retrieval to update the tax information directly from the IRS.
  2. Submit an official IRS tax transcript to the Financial Aid Office

If you have any questions concerning financial aid, email the Financial Aid Office.