If you're selected for verification

The Financial Aid Office at CLC may ask you to provide additional documentation about you and/or your family’s income for your award package. This process is called verification—CLC is asking you to confirm the information you provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

The notification letter will include a request like this: Your application has been selected for review in a process called verification. Your school has the authority to request copies of certain financial documents from you, your parents (if you are dependent) or your spouse (if you are independent and married).

Not everyone will be asked for verification; the Financial Aid Office will let you know if they need other documentation to finalize your application. If you’re selected for verification, you cannot receive federal or state financial aid until the process is complete.

Submitting documentation

You'll need to submit all requested documentation within 30 days of the date postmarked on the verification notification letter:

  • Your notification letter will specify what documents are needed and how to submit them.
  • If there are differences between your FAFSA and the documents you submitted to the office, CLC will make corrections to your FAFSA.
  • The Federal Processing Center will send you a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) with any updates made to your application.
  • If your awards have been updated, we will send you notice of the changes.

Remember: CLC’s Financial Aid Office cannot award you federal or state financial aid until you complete the verification process.

Financial aid questions?

Office of Financial Aid
Phone: (847) 543-2062