Verification is a comparison of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data and required forms along with additional documentation. If you are selected for verification by the Department of Education or NDSU, you must complete the verification process if you are interested in receiving federal, state and some types of institutional financial aid. You may be asked to verify information such as income, federal income tax paid, household size, status as a dependent or independent student, citizenship, etc.
If you have been selected for verification, NDSU will send a request for required documentation to your NDSU e-mail account. The list of required documents is also available in the To Do list, under the Tasks tile, on Campus Connection. You can see updates on the status of your documents in the To Do list, under the Tasks tile, on Campus Connection.
Example: Verification Worksheet (Dependent Student) - Received
Verification Documents and Forms
To access the verification forms select one of the links below. Please select the term for which you are completing the verification process in order to ensure you are using the correct forms. Forms can not be used interchangeably between academic years, if the wrong form is submitted you will be required to submit the correct one before it can be processed.
Submitting Verification Forms
For information on submitting verification forms visit https://www.ndsu.edu/onestop/finaid/verification/submitver/