Verification is the confirmation through documentation that the information provided on a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is correct. If a student’s FAFSA is selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, colleges and universities are required to verify or confirm the data reported by students and parent(s). The verification process ensures that eligible students receive all the financial aid to which they are entitled and prevents ineligible students from receiving financial aid to which they are not entitled.
Incoming students whose FAFSA has been selected for verification may have been awarded estimated federal and state need-based aid based on the FAFSA. However, no federal or state need-based aid will be disbursed to a student’s account until the federal verification process has been completed.
Currently enrolled students/upperclassmen will not be awarded federal and/or state need-based aid until verification has been completed.
Documents required for verification are available for download through the university website found at: Financial Aid- Documents & Forms. Students will be notified of verification requirements after May 1st each year and documents requested will be listed in the Furman Financial Aid Dashboard. Notification emails are sent to the student’s Furman email address periodically until all required documents have been received. Students are encouraged to submit the required documents as soon as possible so that any aid for which you may be eligible may be applied to the student account in order to satisfy any outstanding balance or to receive a refund, if applicable. Students with an outstanding balance may have a hold on registering for classes.