Verification

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Verification

This assessment provides you with an opportunity to review procedures regarding verification. Additional links are provided to assist you in the evaluation of your Verification Process. Click on the following Verification Guide at a Glance as it will assist you in understanding the verification requirements.

If you identify areas requiring a corrective action, we recommend that you complete an Action Plan.

Activity Bar:
Verification Activity 1: Resolving Conflicting Data
Verification Activity 2: Dependency Overrides, Professional Judgment and Homeless Youth Determinations
Verification Activity 3: File Review
Verification Activity 4: Covid Checklist

Additional Links:
2021-2021 FSA Handbook (AVG), Chapter 4
2021-2021 FSA Handbook (AVG), Chapter 5
Program Integrity Link (Verification)

2020-2021 Verification Suggested Text

Electronic Announcement July 14, 2020 – View Award Year Deadlines Dates – Table A

Federal Register May 29, 2019 FAFSA Info to be verified 20-21

COVID 19 Guidance:

https://ifap.ed.gov/electronic-announcements/082120UpdatedDeadlinesFlexReltoCOVID19

Electronic Announcement July 09, 2020 – Professional Judgment

Electronic Announcement May 15, 2020 - Verification of HS (or Equivalent) Completion Status (also view attached Q & A in announcement)

Electronic Announcement April 03, 2020 - Professional Judgment and Verification Status Code W Warning and Deobligation Process Postponed

Electronic Announcement March 05, 2020 - Professional Judgment

Please note the regulatory citations are referenced in the middle column of the assessment. Click on the link to view any of the regulatory references. If you link to a blank CFR page that states, "Need Assistance?" please right click on the link in the Regulatory Link column and select open in a new Tab.

Verification Subpart E-Verification of Student Aid Application Information (668.51 through 668.61) Regulatory Link(s) Activity
General 34 CFR 668.51

34 CFR 668.51

34 CFR 668.52

34 CFR 668.53

34 CFR 668.54

34 CFR 668.55

34 CFR 668.56

34 CFR 668.57

34 CFR 668.58

34 CFR 668.59

34 CFR 668.60

34 CFR 668.61

 

 

Definitions 34 CFR 668.52

 

Policies and Procedures 34 CFR 668.53 A Guide to Creating a Policies & Procedures Manual, Section 3.5
Selection of Applicant's FAFSA information for Verification 34 CFR 668.54 Verification Activity 1: Resolving Conflicting Data
Updating Information 34 CFR 668.55

 

Information to be Verified and Acceptable Documentation: 34 CFR 668.56 and 34 CFR 668.57; July 9 DCL Alternative Acceptable Documentation for IRS Verification of Non-Filing and Form W-2; DCL June 7, 2019 Alternative Acceptable Documentation to complete for IRS Verification of Non-Filing and Form W-2 and Federal Register May 29, 2019 FAFSA Info to be verified 20-21; Electronic Announcement May 15, 2020- Verification of HS (or Equivalent) Completion Status

Some helpful sites to assist with Verification include: www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/update (the preferred site for foreign income conversion to US dollars)

Who should file a 1040?

Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines

2020 IRS FORMS: IRS 1040, IRS 1040A, IRS 1040EZ, IRS Form 2555 (Covid 19 Relief for filers-Foreign Income) IRS Form 2555EZ Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and 2020 W-2 (For Informational Purposes Only)

Verification ISIR/1040 Comparison charts: 2020-2021 (Includes IRS Transcript comparison); 2020-2021 20-21 FSA Handbook Page AVG-91
Verification Activity 3: File Review
Interim Disbursements 34 CFR 668.58

 

Consequences of Change in an Applicant's FAFSA Information 34 CFR 668.59

 

Deadlines for Submitting Documentation and the Consequences of Failing to Provide Documentation, 34 CFR 668.60, 34 CFR 668.60(b)(1)(i), 34 CFR 668.58(a)(2) and 34 CFR 668.57

 

Recovery of Funds from Interim Disbursements 34 CFR 668.61, 34 CFR 668.9(a)(2); DCL GEN 98-14 July 1998 and 34 CFR 668.58(a)(2)(ii)(A) DCL GEN-13-02

 

Professional Judgment and Dependency Overrides 34 CFR 668.53(c); HEA 479A(a); HEA 480(d)(1)(I) and DCL GEN-03-07; DCL GEN-09-04; DCL GEN-09-05; DCL GEN-11-04; DCL GEN-11-15; Electronic Announcement July 09, 2020 – Increase in Professional Judgment; Electronic Announcement March 05, 2020, Professional Judgment; Electronic Announcement April 03, 2020, Professional Judgment

Verification Activity 2: Dependency Overrides, Professional Judgment and Homeless Youth Determinations

Last Updated February 2021