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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

FAFSA Verification

What is verification?  Verification is a process to confirm the information you provided on your FAFSA.

The U.S. Department of Education or the Office of Financial aid And Scholarships may at any time select your application for verification based on the information you provided. We are required to make sure that all aid is awarded according to federal and state regulations.

If your application is selected for verification

If your application requires verification, we will send you an email that explains how to access AidLink and read the instructions that explain how to submit the required documentation.

  • Check your email and AidLink regularly.
  • Once you have submitted the required documentation, we will correct any discrepancies and send changes electronically to the federal government.
  • Your award amounts will be determined after we receive the corrected and verified application.

Information you may be asked to verify

Learn about information you may be asked to verify.