Students are selected for the verification process by the federal processor upon completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Upon receipt of a selected FAFSA, the Touro financial aid office will notify the student via email that additional information is required, including a list of necessary documents. Verification must be completed before federal funds are disbursed.
The student’s signature on the verification paperwork, including any federal tax forms, will constitute acknowledgment that the information provided is true and accurate and the FAFSA may be corrected by the Touro Financial Aid Office to reflect information provided.
The student will be sent an award notice via email as soon as is practical after verification results have been submitted to the school from the federal processor.
To be considered for student loans, verification paperwork must be submitted by the student the last day of class before finals week of the semester for which the student is applying. To be considered for financial aid, the FAFSA must have been processed by the last day of the semester and verification paperwork must be submitted within 14 calendar days of the FAFSA process date.
Students may also be selected for verification by the Touro Financial Aid Office if an applicant’s file is found to contain incorrect or conflicting information. If a student was selected for verification after being awarded financial aid and then fails to submit verification paperwork by the given deadline, his or her financial aid award will be canceled and returned at the end of the semester and he or she will need to repay Touro University the canceled funds.