What Is Verification?
The U.S. Department of Education requires schools participating in federal student aid programs to annually verify the data submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Verification involves the review of tax documents and household information to ensure the accuracy of the FAFSA application. To complete verification, students and parents, as applicable, are asked to submit federal tax documentation and forms.
Students selected for verification will be notified via their student MIX email
that they have
unsatisfied requirements on their STAR account. Once a student is selected, the verification process
must be completed before WVU can award and/or disburse financial
Who Is Selected?
Please allow three to five business days for the verification process to be completed after all documents have been submitted. The process may take longer if documents are incomplete or additional information is required.
If verification results in a change to your financial aid package, you will receive notification via your student MIX email. You can also view your STAR account at any time to review changes to your financial aid package or account balance.
Students selected for verification after financial aid has disbursed have 30 days to submit documentation. If verification is not submitted within 30 days, the financial aid package will be cancelled until eligibility can be reestablished.
Students must submit all requested documentation before the verification process
can be completed and financial aid can be awarded and/or disbursed.
Verification of Tax Information
Students and/or parents who were selected for the verification process must provide confirmation of taxes filed. Instructions on how to verify income, what to do if not required to file taxes, and what to do if no income was earned can be found here .