Federal Verification

Federal Verification is a review process in which Miami University, as required by the U.S. Department of Education, must verify the accuracy of the information provided on a student's FAFSA. There are various reasons a FAFSA might be selected for verification including:

  • You can be chosen at random.
  • Your FAFSA contains estimated information.
  • Your FAFSA was incomplete.
  • There were inconsistencies found in the information you provided on the FAFSA.

Federal programs such as the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG Grant, Federal Work Study, and the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan Program have strict eligibility requirements. University and state funding awarded based on need may also be affected.

Your initial financial aid offer is based on the information we have on file by the FAFSA priority deadline date. If the tax and household information differs from the information reported on the student's FAFSA, financial aid could be increased, decreased or canceled altogether.

All verification documents should be submitted as soon as possible. Current students can view their Unsatisfied Requirements on the Home tab in Banner 9 Self Service - Financial Aid. Missing requirements will delay payment of financial aid and could disrupt your enrollment. Students can view the status of their submitted forms in the Financial Aid Dashboard’s “Requirements to Finalize Aid” section.