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FAFSA Verification

Verification is a federally required process used to confirm the data reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). One out of every three FAFSAs is randomly selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education. We are pleased to announce we have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite this federal verification process. Verification Gateway (VG) from Inceptia is an online portal to guide students and parents through verification.


If your FAFSA is selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, you will receive an email from, or a postcard from Inceptia, containing Eastern Connecticut State University’s unique website link to start the verification process.

We encourage you to begin the verification process within 7 days of receiving notification from Verification Gateway to ensure you receive your financial aid in time for payments. Failure to complete the verification process could result in the delay or denial of your financial aid.

Follow these steps to complete your verification

  • Access Eastern's unique website link in the email from or listed below.
  • Create your account and choose preferences for text messages and e-signatures.
  • Complete your Task List.
  • Confirm your signature and review your information.
  • Sign your account.

*If you are a dependent student, your parent also needs to create their own account and complete each of these steps.

Verification Gateway Link and Deadlines

2023-2024 Verification Gateway:  
Deadline for submitting these documents is prior to the start of classes each semester.

Questions about the verification process?

Contact Inceptia, Monday through Friday 8 am - 7 pm Central at 888.374.8427 or



About Inceptia

Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in financial aid management, default prevention, and financial education. Our mission is to support schools as they launch brilliant futures for students, armed with the knowledge to become financially responsible citizens. Learn more at