Verification

Each year, the federal government selects approximately 30 percent of the students to go through “Verification,” which means to verify the information which was reported on the FAFSA.  When selected for federal verification, we as a college will need to collect additional documentation or information from yourself as the student and your family to ensure the information reported on the FAFSA is in fact correct.

Until the additional documentation or information required is submitted no federal financial aid can be determined or processed.   

Failure to submit the documentation or information required  within the requested time period will result in ineligibility for federal financial aid for the academic year. We encourage students and families to submit documentation and information requested immediately as Purchase College needs adequate time to review and process any documentation submitted.

Notifications & Processing

Students who have been selected by the federal government for this process will be notified weekly be email regarding the missing documentation or information required. Once all of the documentation and or missing information is submitted to our office, within a few business days, a Financial Aid Counselor will review this information against the current FAFSA and make corrections where necessary or reach out to you regarding follow up questions or additional information that is required. 

Once this process is finished and the FAFSA is finalized, students will then receive email notification of their SUNY Financial aid plan for the academic year that can also be viewed through the students myHeliotrope account.  

FAFSA Verification Information (video)