Financial Aid & Scholarships


What is verification?

Verification is a review process used to confirm any information submitted by students on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was completed accurately. The verification review process ensures a student receives a correct financial aid award package.

Why was I selected for verification?

  • The United States Department of Education selected your FAFSA record for review.
  • You were selected by UNLV because you submitted data on your FAFSA record which was deemed as discrepant information.

How does the verification process work?

Verification of a student’s FAFSA record occurs within the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office. Students will be notified what forms/documents are necessary within MyUNLV and their UNLV issued e-mail account.

If you were selected for verification, please submit all documents early and quickly. It is not uncommon for students to wait until the last minute to submit forms/documents. This can create a paperwork backlog for the office. It may take 4–6 weeks to review verification documents during the months of July and August.

Is the verification process optional?

You will not receive any federal or institutional financial aid until you resolve the verification review process. If you were selected for verification after financial aid has previously disbursed and do not comply, your financial aid will be cancelled. You will then incur a large bill you will have to repay.

A FAFSA cannot be completed without a student or parent agreeing to the following U.S. Department of Education statement:

If you are the parent or student, by signing this application (FAFSA) you agree, if asked, to provide information that will verify the accuracy of your completed form. This information may include U.S. or state income tax forms that you filed or are required to file.

Where can I find a listing of the verification forms?

All office verification forms can be found on our forms page.

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