Verification of Citizenship

If your citizenship status is not verified by the Department of Homeland Security when you initially complete your FAFSA, you will be required to submit documentation verifying your citizenship status to our office. One of the following original documents must be brought to our office. Mailed or faxed copies are unacceptable.

If you are an U.S. citizen born in the United States, examples of acceptable documentation include:

  • Your birth certificate
  • Your U.S. passport

If you are a U.S. citizen born outside the United States, examples of acceptable documentation include:

  • Your Certificate of Citizenship
  • Your U.S. passport
  • Your Certificate of Naturalization

If you are an eligible non-citizen, examples of acceptable documentation include:

  • Your Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551 or I-151)
  • Your passport stamped, "Processed for I-551 . . . valid until ___"
  • Your Departure Record (I-94)