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We have assembled necessary forms and resources related to Furman’s financial aid.

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  • CSS Profile (Prospective students must complete to be considered for Furman, need-based grants. Current students may complete if they are also completing a Special Financial Circumstance Form).

2022-23 Financial Aid Forms/Scholarship Info

Supplemental Forms

To submit a form, download, complete, and return the applicable form via:

  • Email: financialaid@furman.edu (Scanned signed documents or pictures of signed documents should not contain sensitive information such as SSN’s and bank account numbers)
  • Fax: 864.294.3127
  • Mail:
    Office of Financial Aid
    Furman University
    3300 Poinsett Highway
    Greenville, South Carolina, 29613

Title IV Authorization

Federal regulations require the Office of Financial Aid to receive a one-time authorization to apply Title IV Federal Financial aid to current and prior year non-institutional charges. According to our records, you are receiving Federal Financial Aid and must submit a Title IV Authorization form in order for your federal aid to disburse. Please return this form to the Office of Financial Aid. This is a lifetime document and only required once, however if you wish to change your selection(s), please email the Financial Aid Office.

Note: Signatures must be legibly handwritten in cursive. Electronic signatures, whether typed or signed with an electronic device, are not acceptable unless signed by Docusign. Your signature must clearly show your first and last name (in cursive) and cannot be printed.

Title IV Authorization- Student

Title IV Authorization- Parent (PLUS Loan)

Loan Changes

If you wish to make changes to your loan amounts, please complete this form and submit to the Office of Financial Aid or email our office with your detailed request. Complete the Loan Change form.

Dependent Verification Worksheet

Your FAFSA has been selected for a review process called “Verification” by either the U.S. Department of Education or by Furman. Federal regulations require that this form be completed and signed by the student and one parent. Please download this worksheet, complete all sections, and send it, with all required signatures, to the Office of Financial Aid. Please note the other requirements for verification that are listed in the Furman Financial Aid Dashboard: Federal Income Tax Transcript or Federal Tax Returns of parent(s) and student. Please complete this form and submit to Office of Financial Aid, Enrollment Services, or through your Workday account. The worksheet should have valid hand-written signatures.

2022-23 Academic year: “The Department of Education (Department) recognizes the need to continue to provide relief to millions of students and colleges facing challenges and barriers resulting from the ongoing national emergency. Therefore, we are continuing our waiver of certain verification requirements into the 2022-2023 award year. This means we are maintaining verification requirements that strictly focus on identity and fraud for the remainder of the 2022-2023 award year and waiving the remaining verification requirements.”

 

Independent Verification Worksheet

Your FAFSA has been selected for a review process called “Verification” by either the U.S. Department of Education or by Furman. Federal regulations require that this form be completed and signed by the student and spouse (if applicable). Please download this worksheet, complete all sections, and send it, with all required signatures, to the Office of Financial Aid. Please note the other requirements for verification that are listed in the Furman Financial Aid Dashboard: Federal Income Tax Transcript or Federal Tax Returns of student and student’s spouse (if applicable). Please complete this form and submit to Office of Financial Aid, Enrollment Services, or through your Workday account.  The worksheet should have valid hand-written signatures.

2022-23 Academic year: “The Department of Education (Department) recognizes the need to continue to provide relief to millions of students and colleges facing challenges and barriers resulting from the ongoing national emergency. Therefore, we are continuing our waiver of certain verification requirements into the 2022-2023 award year. This means we are maintaining verification requirements that strictly focus on identity and fraud for the remainder of the 2022-2023 award year and waiving the remaining verification requirements.”

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): The FAFSA is completed online at https://studentaid.gov/.

FAFSA is rejected

Your 2022-23 FAFSA has been rejected. Please go to https://studentaid.gov/, pull up your latest Student Aid Report (SAR), and review the instructions on how to remedy the issues. Sometimes, the FAFSA is rejected due to a missing parental signature, apparent erroneous income/tax information, etc. The SAR will give you the specifics.

Federal Grant Overpay

The U.S. Department of Education indicates on your FAFSA that you may have a federal grant overpayment. Please contact the U.S. Department of Education at 1-800-621-3115, or write to the U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 5609, Greenville, Texas 75403-5609.

ID/Statement of Educational Purpose

The student must appear in person at Furman University Office of Financial Aid to verify his or her identity by presenting valid government-issued photo identification (ID), such as but not limited to a driver’s license, other state-issued ID, or passport. In addition, the student must sign, in the presence of the institutional official, a Statement of Educational Purpose. If you are unable to meet with a financial aid counselor because of distance, please call the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships for alternatives.

2022-23 Academic Year:

“Institutions are reminded that we have suspended the in-person submission and notary requirements for verification of Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose, and provided other flexibilities, as described below, through the end of the payment period that begins after the date on which the Federally declared national emergency related to COVID-19 is rescinded.”

Institutions may accept—

  • copies of the required verification documents electronically. This may occur by uploading a photo of the documents (including from a smartphone), PDF, or other similar electronic document through a secure portal at the institution, by email, etc.
  • an electronic signature using a stylus or finger to sign the statement, or an image of the individual’s signature affixed to the statement in lieu of obtaining a wet signature.
Verification of Resources

The income reported on your FAFSA appears unusually low and insufficient to support your household size. Please complete ALL sections below. If you were required to provide parent information on your FAFSA, answer the questions below as they apply to you and your parents and your parent must sign the form; if you were not required to provide parent information on your FAFSA, answer the questions below as they apply to yourself (and your spouse if you are married). The information collected on this form may differ from the information you originally reported on your FAFSA. Some resources may not be considered when calculating your financial aid eligibility, but will be used to verify financial support for your household.

If any item does not apply, enter N/A or $0. Please do not leave any section blank. Incomplete forms will be returned and will delay processing. 

2021-22 Verification of Resources- Dependent Student

2021-22 Verification of Resources- Independent Student

2022-23 Verification of Resources- Dependent Student

2022-23 Verification of Resources- Independent Student

NSLDS Bankruptcy

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) reports that you have a student loan or grant overpayment discharged in bankruptcy. The U.S. Department of Education requires that the Office of Financial Aid collect documentation from the holder of the debt stating the debt is, indeed, dischargeable in bankruptcy.

NSLDS Issue

There is an issue with the matching of your name, social security number, and date of birth. Please review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for more information about resolving this issue. If you have questions, please contact 1-800-4-FEDAID.

NSLDS Loan Overpay

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Loan Overpayment: The Department of Education has indicated that you have a potential overpayment of either Stafford or Perkins student loans. Please review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for more information about resolving this issue.

Parent Federal Tax Transcript or Federal Tax Return

Your FAFSA has been selected for a review process called “Verification” by either the U.S. Department of Education or by Furman. Federal regulations require that we collect a copy of your parent(s)’ 2020 Federal Income Tax Transcript or Tax Return. A tax transcript is free and can be ordered by calling 1-800-908-9946 or visiting www.irs.gov. Please submit to Enrollment Services.

Social Security Issue

There is an issue with your name, date of birth, and/or social security number. Please review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for more information about resolving this issue.

Spouse's Federal Tax Transcript or Federal Tax Return

Your FAFSA has been selected for a review process called “Verification” by either the U.S. Department of Education or by Furman. Federal regulations require that we collect a copy of your spouse’s 2020 Federal Income Tax Transcript or Tax Return. A tax transcript is free and can be ordered by calling 1-800-908-9946 or visiting www.irs.gov. Please submit information to Enrollment Services.

Student's Federal Tax Transcript or Federal Tax Return

Your FAFSA has been selected for a review process called “Verification” by either the U.S. Department of Education or by Furman. Federal regulations require that we collect a copy of your 2020 Federal Income Tax Transcript or Tax Return. A tax transcript is free and can be ordered by calling 1-800-908-9946 or visiting www.irs.gov. Please submit to Enrollment Services.

U.S. Citizenship Documentation

Your 2022-23 FAFSA has indicated Social Security Administration was unable to confirm your citizenship status. Please submit any of the following documents to demonstrate that you are a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen:

  • A copy of the student’s birth certificate showing that she was born in the United States, which includes Puerto Rico (on or after January 13, 1941), Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands (on or after January 17, 1917), American Samoa, Swain’s Island, or the Northern Mariana Islands, unless the person was born to foreign diplomats residing in the U.S.
  • A U.S. passport, current or expired, except limited passports (which are typically issued for short periods such as a year and which don’t receive as much scrutiny as a regular passport when applying). In the case of nationals who are not citizens, the passport will be stamped “Noncitizen National.”
  • The State Department issues a wallet-sized passport card that can only be used for land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. It is adjudicated to the same standards as the passport book and is therefore a fully valid attestation of the U.S. citizenship and identity of the bearer.
  • A copy of Form FS-240 (Consular Report of Birth Abroad), FS-545 (Certificate of birth issued by a foreign service post), or DS-1350 (Certification of Report of Birth). These are State Department documents.
  • A Certificate of Citizenship (N-560 or N-561), issued by USCIS to individuals who derive U.S. citizenship through a parent. A Certificate of Naturalization (N-550 or N-570), issued by USCIS through a federal or state court, or through administrative naturalization after December 1990 to those who are individually naturalized.
Veterans Status

There is an issue with veteran status as reported on your FAFSA. Please review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for more information about resolving this issue.

Unusual Enrollment Pattern

Your 2022-23 FAFSA has been flagged for “Unusual Enrollment History Review.” The Department of Education (DOE) has directed our office to review your enrollment and financial aid history to determine if, during the 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-2021, and 2021-22 award years, you received a Pell Grant while enrolled at Furman or another institution. While this is not a common request of the DOE, we must follow through. We will be in touch shortly.