Verification

Verification

If you are selected for verification, our office will notify you via your Eastern email account, so make sure you are checking it regularly! When we notify you about being selected, we will request documentation that may include, but is not limited to:

  • The student’s federal Tax Return Transcript or, if the student did not file, W2(s).
  • The parent(s)’ Tax Return Transcript or, if the parent(s) did not file W2(s) (for dependent students only)
  • A Verification Worksheet, which can be downloaded under the “Online Forms” section of our website.

Once our office is in receipt of all requested documentation, your file will be reviewed by your assigned Financial Aid Administrator. If she determines that the documentation is complete and accurately reflects the family’s circumstances, she will process your financial aid package and forward an award notification. If the administrator finds inconsistencies between information on your FAFSA and the documentation provided, the FAFSA must be reprocessed with the correct information requiring additional time before a financial aid package can be generated.

The most important thing to keep in mind about Verification is that financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis which demands that you submit accurate and complete documentation the first time it is requested.