Every year, about 20% of students are selected to complete a verification process
where their information is double-checked for accuracy. If you are selected for verification,
the UAA Office of Financial Aid will email you and post on your UAOnline account what
additional documentation you need to provide. This additional documentation requires
completing an online Verification Worksheet to which you attach your IRS tax return
transcripts. You may also need to submit:
- Information related to untaxed benefits such as social security or military housing
(for those who are active duty only)
- Documentation of family size
- Receipt of Food Stamps and child support paid
- Any other documents that may be needed for your specific situation
We compare this information with the data you reported on the FAFSA. If there are
discrepancies, we must then correct the data and transmit it to the Department of
Education, and await a new response regarding your financial aid eligibility.
Your financial aid will not be awarded until the verification process is complete.
Once you submit all required documentation, you can track your verification status
through UAOnline. Once your verification is processed, you will receive an email within
seven business days, notifying you to view and accept your award offer in UAOnline.