Requirements for Aid
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.
Major items verified may include, but are not limited to:
- Copies of federal income tax returns with schedules
- W-2 forms
- Verification Worksheet
- Most recent year-end statements for:
- Child support
- Social security benefits
- Other forms of income/benefits not included on a W-2
- Benefits received from other federal and state agencies
- Documentation of 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.
|Summer 2014||April 1, 2014|
|Fall 2014||June 1, 2014|
|Winter 2015||November 1, 2015|
|Summer 2015||April 1, 2015|
To download and print appropriate verification forms go to our Forms Directory.
Use Blue or Black Ink to complete all forms.
Make sure all federal IRS tax returns have been 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 paper mail, fax or in person.
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 or via mail.
Fax the completed form to 734.487.0447.