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UPDATE: On May 18th, 2022, the Department of Education announced changes to the verification process for the 2022-2023 award year to provide relief to millions of students and colleges facing challenges and barriers resulting from the ongoing national emergency. While most verification requirements have been waived, we are still required to verify students who have been selected for Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose and/or high school completion status. Additionally, we will need to review any documents or FAFSA corrections that may cause conflicting information, including any documents submitted prior to the waiver.
Applications for financial aid may be selected for a review process called verification. Students selected for verification are contacted by the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid. These students should not be alarmed, it is simply a method to ensure the accuracy of your FAFSA information.
Selected individuals must complete the verification process by providing the required documentation before financial aid can be processed and finalized.
Selected students should:
Check WyoWeb Financial Aid Requirements for specific verification documents needed.
Talk to a Scholarships & Financial Aid Advisor if they have questions about completing the verification process.
Collect their (and their spouse's or parents') financial documents requested in their WyoWeb Financial Aid Requirements. If possible, it is highly recommended to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
Complete, sign, and submit the specific required documentation to the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid. Include the W number on all documents.
The priority deadline for verification documents is four weeks prior to the term. For students who have not submitted verification information during the term and have submitted a valid FAFSA before the end of the term, the student has the earlier of 180 days after the last day of enrollment or the Department of Education deadline to complete the process in order to be considered for Federal grant funds.
The specific verification documents will be reviewed. If a document is received incomplete, the status will change from "Requested" to "Incomplete" and it will remain on WyoWeb.
Once Scholarships & Financial Aid receives all the initial requested documentation, the verification status flag will be changed from "Requested" to "In Review". The status flag will change to "Complete" once the process is completely done. Students will be notified via email after verification is complete with a message to review their WyoWeb account for adjustments or additions to their financial aid awards. The verification process is indeed a process and can take 2-3 weeks. Please plan accordingly.
Dependent Verification Worksheets
Independent Verification Worksheets
Independent Verification Worksheet
(Fall 2023 for Independent Students)
Verification of Non-filing letter
2023-24 Instructions (Fall 2023)
Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose Form