FAFSA & Verification
FAFSA - Next Steps
After you have filed your FAFSA, the Department of Education (DOE’s) Central Processing System (CPS) will forward a copy to Anderson University. You will also receive your FAFSA results in a Student Aid Report (SAR) acknowledgment. If you provided your e-mail address you will receive an e-mail with a link to your SAR on the Web. Once you receive your SAR you should:
- Review all of your FAFSA answers and make sure they are correct especially if you initially used estimated income and tax information.
- SAR items requiring special attention are highlighted in bold type.
- If you need to make corrections to your FAFSA information, you can make them online at fafsa.gov. You must use your Federal Student Aid ID (fsaid.ed.gov) to access your record online.
- Note any additional or missing information that may be requested including notice that you have been selected for verification and promptly follow-up with the Office of Student Financial Services.
Financial Aid Deadlines
Students that have completed the FAFSA application and submitted all outstanding documents to the Office of Financial Services by the priority processing deadline of August 1 will have their financial aid account processed and aid awarded by the first date of the term.
Students that submit FAFSA applications and outstanding documents after the priority processing deadline of August 1 should be prepared to set up payment arrangements and purchase books and supplies out-of-pocket while the financial aid process is being completed.
Student accounts without payment arrangements will be subject to having their courses dropped for non-payment.
Because students sometimes make errors on their FAFSA application, the Central Processing System (CPS) requires Anderson University to assist with verifying FAFSA applications and making corrections. The CPS selects which applications are to be verified.
Being selected for verification means you may be asked to provide documentation or complete one of the verification worksheets that are specific to the answers you provided on the FAFSA. No further action can be taken on your request for financial aid including all federal, state, or need-based university funds until you submit the required information and complete the verification process.
Students will be notified via U.S. mail or e-mail of which worksheet, if any, is required in addition to any outstanding Action Items that need to be completed. Students may also view their outstanding “To Do” list action items through AccessAU Student Self Service at accessau.anderson.edu. Students should respond within two weeks of receiving AU’s request for follow up.
All action items and requests for documentation must be completed before AU can determine financial aid eligibility. Scanned documents can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. An official financial aid award letter will be mailed after all required documents are submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services.