Generally, the verification process takes 2-6 weeks, depending on peak processing time. Incomplete files cannot be verified, so the verification process will not begin until all required items have been received.
You will not receive any federal or some institutional financial aid until you resolve the verification review process. If you are selected for verification after financial aid has previously disbursed and do not comply, your financial aid will be canceled. You will then incur a large bill you will have to repay.
When you completed your FAFSA, you provided permission allowing the U.S. Department of Education or UNLV to ask for additional documentation. 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.