University of Indianapolis Verification Policy
Verification is a process mandated by the federal government and used by the University of Indianapolis to check the accuracy of the information you (and your parents or spouse) provide on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students selected must complete the verification process before financial aid eligibility can be determined for federal, state, and/or need-based University funds. It is also important to note that applicants selected should supply the requested verification documentation by the last day of the enrollment period in order to maximize aid eligibility. No further action on the financial aid application can be taken until satisfactory documentation is received and the verification review is complete, including aid disbursement and loan certification. The most standard request includes submission of prior prior federal tax return transcript information (either as ordered from the IRS or provided through the FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval tool) and a verification worksheet, but may include additional documents to fully verify your FAFSA information.
Each year FAFSA applicants nationwide are selected by the Federal Central Processing System (CPS) for verification. In addition to a random selection to comply with federal regulations, the University will also require verification on student FAFSAs where it appears data discrepancies may exist.
Some FAFSAs are selected for verification after a UIndy Financial Aid Award Letter has been sent. Verification information still must be collected in these instances and corrections made to the FAFSA and/or awards.
If there are differences between your FAFSA information and the verification documents, the University will make the necessary corrections electronically and submit them to the Central Processing System (CPS). You will then receive a Student Aid Report Acknowledgement from the CPS to inform you of the corrections made. You will also receive either an official award letter or a revised award letter from the University.