Verification is the approval through documentation that the information provided on the student’s FAFSA is correct. Approximately 33% of students are selected at random by the federal government to participate in the Verification process. It is put in place to ensure 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.
When you are selected for Verification, you will be asked to furnish copies of tax and income documents to BMCC’s Financial Aid Office. Please note that BMCC’s Financial Aid Office may request additional information. It is imperative that you do not delay the process as you will not be awarded any federal funding until all documents have been received and the verification is completed.