Verification is a process used to check the accuracy of the information that a student gives when applying for financial aid. The selection of an application for verification does not mean that we believe your information is incorrect. Some applications are selected for review on a random basis. Some applications are selected upon a set of common edits that check data for consistency and logic. In some cases, data is checked against the Social Security Administration and the Veterans Administration to ensure that these benefits are being reported correctly. Finally, data is also checked against prior applications that have been submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. Until the verification process is complete, no Federal Funds may be disbursed. If a student seeking a Federal Stafford Loan or a Federal PLUS Loan and is selected for verification, the application cannot be processed until verification is complete.
The Georgia College Financial Aid Office will notify students if selected for verification. Pay particular attention to the listed items that are requested in the notification letter.
Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet for Question 23 2011-2012 (pdf) (drug worksheet)