Posted Date: June 8, 2018

Author:  Office of Postsecondary Education

Subject: 2019–2020 Verification Suggested Text Package

This Electronic Announcement provides, in APPENDIX A, suggested text for each of the required 2019–2020 verification items that were identified in the March 28, 2018, Federal Register Notice. While use by an institution of the suggested text fulfills the regulatory verification requirements, institutions are not required to use the Department’s suggested text and formats, except as noted below. Instead, institutions may develop and use their own text, forms, documents, statements, and certifications that are specific to the items required to be verified for a particular student or group of students. The one exception is that institutions must use the exact language provided in the "Statement of Educational Purpose" in APPENDIX A for students who are placed in Verification Tracking Groups V4 or V5.

We suggest that each page of an institutionally developed verification document include appropriate headings and numbering that identify the item(s) being verified. Institutions should ensure that the verification document collects the student’s name, ID number, and other identifying information, and that each page is identified as belonging to that student. Also, the verification document should include any special instructions necessary so that students will know when and how documents are to be submitted to the institution.

Dear Colleague Letter GEN-18-03, posted to IFAP on March 29, 2018, describes the Verification Tracking Groups established for 2019–2020: V1-Standard; V4-Custom; and V5-Aggregate.  Note that Verification Tracking Groups V2, V3, and V6 are reserved and will not be used for 2019–2020. Attached APPENDIX B and APPENDIX C provide important information about each of the Verification Tracking Groups. 

Attachments/Enclosures:

APPENDIX A: 2019-2020 Suggested Verification Text in Microsoft Word Format, 71KB, 14 Pages

APPENDIX B: Table of 2019-2020 Verification Items in Microsoft Word Format, 37KB, 4 Pages

APPENDIX C: 2019-2020 Verification Tracking Groups, FAFSA Information Required to be Verified in Microsoft Word Format, 62KB, 1 Page

   

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