Effective July 13, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education announced temporary changes to the federal student aid verification process for the 2021–22 award year and will focus on identity theft and fraud.
Some FAFSAs are selected for a process called verification. If your FAFSA has been selected for verification, you are not alone. An estimated 30% of FAFSA filers are selected for the verification process. In this process, schools collect documentation from applicants to check the accuracy of FAFSA information. If chosen for verification, documents will be requested through the Financial Aid Portal, which can be accessed through howdy.tamu.edu
. Please do not submit any documents to our office that are not specifically requested.