Office of Financial Aid Office of Financial Aid

Requirements for Aid

To check your outstanding requirements, login to your my.emich account and follow the steps below.

  • Click on the Student tab
  • Follow each of these steps:
    • Financial Aid
    • Eligibility
    • Select Financial Aid Year
    • Student Requirements

Verification Process

Applicants selected for verification must provide documentation to prove the accuracy of certain items reported on the FAFSA before aid is disbursed. If you are selected for verification, you will be notified via email to your my.emich email account and a letter mailed to your permanent address. Information on which documents you will need to submit will be included.

Documentation requested may include, but is not limited to:

  • Verification Worksheet
  • IRS Tax Return Transcripts
  • Verification of Non-Filing Letter from the IRS
  • W-2 forms from employer
  • Proof of High School Completion
  • Proof of Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose
  • Documentation of Legal Guardianship, Orphan or Ward of the Court status

If you are selected for verification, your financial aid is on hold until your Outstanding Requirements are received and your FAFSA has been reviewed for accuracy. The FAFSA Verification process is detail oriented and can be time consuming. It is our goal to review submitted documents within two weeks of receipt. However, as the beginning of the semester draws closer this goal becomes more difficult to meet. Since federal grants and loans cannot disburse until verification is complete, it is imperative that you take immediate action to submit all of your requirements.

If you fail to submit your requirements by the dates below our office cannot guarantee prompt disbursement of your Financial Aid and you will be responsible for any late payment fees charged to your student bill. If the dates below have already passed, submit your documentation immediately.

Semester Deadline
Summer 2017 April 1, 2017
Fall 2017 June 1, 2017
Winter 2018 November 1, 2017
Timeframes and Deadlines

Verification must be completed before disbursement of federal financial aid. However, verification selection does not prevent packaging or loan origination.

Students must submit all required documentation to our office for review by the earlier of:

·110 days after the student’s last date of enrollment for the 2016-17 award year OR
·September 15, 2017

These document submission deadlines give our office processing time to meet the federal verification deadlines that state that the institution must submit verification outcomes by the earlier of:

·120 days after the student’s last date of enrollment for the 2016-17 award year OR
·September 23, 2017

If the student fails to provide the required documentation by the deadlines above we will not be able to complete verification or pay any Title IV financial aid to the student for the academic year. Please note that students who are verified after their last date of enrollment may not be eligible for Title IV funds for other reasons. EMU provides students written and/or email communication bi-weekly regarding required documentation, as well as 24/7 on the emich portal, and these communications provide suggested earlier dates by which to submit their documentation.

Helpful Hints

To download and print appropriate verification forms go to our Forms Directory.

Use Blue or Black Ink to complete all forms.

Make sure all form have been completed in their entirety and signed with a written signature - electronic signatures are not acceptable per federal regulations.

Make sure your student number (i.e. E00XXXXXX) is included on every page you submit.

You can submit your verification requirements via mail, fax, in person or email to financial_aid@emich.edu.

Authorization to Pay

The Authorization to Pay form is available for download in pdf format from Student Business Services. It allows Title IV funds (federal loans, grants, etc.) to pay any charge on the student account from the current semester rather than only educational charges.

Submit the completed form to Student Business Services located in 201 Pierce Hall Ypsilanti, MI 48197 in-person, via mail, or fax to 734.487.0447.