What is Verification?
Verification is a process that the federal government requires schools to perform in order to verify that certain required data reported on the FAFSA is reviewed for accuracy and completeness.
Why was I selected for Verification?
The federal government randomly selects 30% of all students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Verification. Additionally, when a student submits their FAFSA data online @http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
, the federal government's processing system performs edit checks on the data reported, identifying inconsistencies and potential errors which may also result in selection for Verification.
What type of document is needed for Verification?
If you are selected for Verification, the school will notify you, by email, that you have been selected. The documentation needed to complete the Verification process will be outlined in the email. Please do not send any documentation unless you have been notified to do so by our office.
If I am selected for Verification, when will I be notified?
If you are selected for Verification, we will notify you within 7-10 days of receiving your FAFSA results*.
*Note: You must be accepted to the Atlanta Institute of Music (AIM) in order for your Financial Aid (FA) File to be processed.
What happens if I am selected for Verification?
If a student receives notification from the Financial Aid Office (FAO) at Atlanta Institute of Music (AIM) that they have been selected for Verification, it is extremely important that the student return the requested documentation to the FAO, no later than, two (2) weeks from receipt of the email notifying them to submit the requested documents. Upon receipt of the requested information, the FAO will review and verify the student's file. If any corrections are needed, based on the results of Verification, the FAO will make the appropriate corrections to the FAFSA data. Upon completion of Verification, the student will receive an electronic award letter outlining the type of Financial Aid awarded. An official (hard copy) award letter is provided to the student during the student's Orientation Session.