Verification is the process of confirming that information reported by the student and parent(s) or spouse on the FAFSA is accurate. Each year, approximately 30 percent of student applicants are randomly selected by the federal processor for verification. A student may also be selected by the university.
If selected for verification, students will initially be notified on their Student Aid Report. In addition, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will notify the student via alerts on their myUMBC account if additional documentation is needed.