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Verification


Financial Aid

Essentially verification is an audit of FAFSA data. If selected, students must complete the verification process before financial aid funds are awarded. Students unable to complete verification prior to school starting will need to find an alternative method of payment for tuition and fees in order to hold classes. Verifications will continue to be processed throughout the semester. Once verification is complete, students will be considered a late award and be refunded accordingly.

A few tips for a quick and successful verification process:

As listed on the "Apply for Financial Aid" tab, when filling out the FAFSA, it is best to "Link to IRS", where your tax information is automatically uploaded into the FAFSA. DO NOT CHANGE any of the imported information. By doing this the verification process will go much quicker and a tax return transcript will not be required. Also, providing a good e-mail address for both student and parent (if applicable) on the FAFSA application is important. Student and parent e-mail addresses need to be different. Keep an eye out for e-mails from "Student Aid Processing".

PARENTS WHO HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD ENROLLED AT NCTC PLEASE READ
If you have more than one child enrolled at NCTC and will fill out the FAFSA, make sure the parent e-mail is DIFFERENT for each of your children. This will facilitate a smoother verification process.

NCTC Verification Process

The Financial Aid office will send an e-mail to the student that says, “thank you for applying for financial aid at North Central Texas College.” In this e-email it will give the student steps on how to log onto the Financial Aid Portal, the student will follow the steps to go onto the portal to determine what documents are still needed in order to complete their financial aid. If the student is selected for verification under the documents it will say “Selected for Verification.” The student will need to click on the blue hyperlink which will take them to the verification website, here they will need to click on “Create Account.” Once logged on students will need to provide the requested documents. Once all required documents are submitted please allow 7-10 business days to be reviewed, if no other documentation is needed the student will receive an award notice once awarded their financial aid.

If tax information is needed, you have two choices. Either log onto your FAFSA application at www.FAFSA.ed.gov , choose make corrections, and "Link to IRS" in the financial information section, sign application with your FSA ID and submit correction. If this option will not work, call 1-800-829-1040 and request a TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT from the IRS. This document can be mailed to you within 7-10 business days or faxed to YOU ONLY for privacy purposes.

If you think you have made mistakes on the FAFSA application, you can correct mistakes by going to www.FAFSA.ed.gov and choose "Make Corrections". If you are unsure about needing to make a correction or do not feel comfortable making a correction on your own feel free to come to the Financial Aid Office for help.