This assessment provides you with an opportunity to review procedures regarding verification. Additional links are provided to assist you in the evaluation of your Verification Process. Click on the following Verification Regulations at a Glance as it will assist you in understanding the verification requirements.
If you identify areas requiring a corrective action, we recommend that you complete an Action Plan.
Additional Links: 2013-14 FSA Handbook (AVG), Chapter 4; 2013-2014 FSA Handbook (AVG), Chapter 5; Program Integrity Link (Verification); 2013-2014 Verification Suggested Text; 2014-2015 Verification Suggested Text
Please note the regulatory citations are referenced in the first column of the assessment. To link to any of the regulatory references, click on the link in the regulatory link column and scroll down to the applicable section.
|Verification Subpart E-Verification of Student Aid Application Information (668.51 through 668.61)||Regulatory Link(s)||Activity|
General 34 CFR 668.51
|Definitions 34 CFR 668.52|
Policies and Procedures 34 CFR 668.53
|A Guide to Creating a Policies & Procedures Manual, Section 3.5|
Selection of Applicant's FAFSA information for Verification 34 CFR 668.54
|Verification Activity 1: Resolving Conflicting Data|
|Updating Information 34 CFR 668.55|
Items to be Verified and Acceptable Documentation: 34 CFR 668.56 and 34 CFR 668.57; DCL GEN 12-11 (2013-2014); DCL GEN 13-16 (2014-2015); DCL GEN-14-05 (Supplemental Guidance for 2014-2015);
Some helpful sites to assist with Verification include: www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/update (the preferred site for foreign income conversion to US dollars)
Verification ISIR/1040 Comparison charts:2013–2014 (Includes IRS Transcript comparison); 2014-15 chart available soon
|Verification Activity 3: File Review|
|Interim Disbursements 34 CFR 668.58|
|Consequences of Change in an Applicant's FAFSA Information 34 CFR 668.59|
|Deadlines for Submitting Documentation and the Consequences of Failing to Provide Documentation, 34 CFR 668.60, 34 CFR 668.60(b)(1)(i), 34 CFR 668.58(a)(2) and 34 CFR 668.57|
|Recovery of Funds from Interim Disbursements 34 CFR 668.61, 34 CFR 668.9(a)(2); DCL GEN 98-14 July 1998 and 34 CFR 668.58(a)(2)(ii)(A)|
|Professional Judgment and Dependency Overrides 34 CFR 668.53(c); HEA 479A(a); HEA 480(d)(1)(I) and DCL GEN-03-07; DCL GEN-09-04; DCL GEN-09-05; DCL GEN-11-04; DCL GEN-11-15||Verification Activity 2: Dependency Overrides & Professional Judgment|
Last Updated April 2014