VERIFICATION

Verification is a process through which Scholarships & Financial Aid verifies the information you reported on your FAFSA. Federal regulations require all institutions to perform verification on applicants who file for financial aid and meet certain criteria. If you are chosen for verification, documents will be requested through the Financial Aid Portal, which can be accessed through howdy.tamu.edu.

In an effort to protect your confidential and personally identifiable information (i.e. social security number, tax information), Scholarships & Financial Aid accepts documents submitted via fax, postal mail, or in-person. Please include your UIN on all of the documents submitted. Documents may not be submitted via email.

If you are selected for verification you will be required to submit the following items.

2013 - 2014 Academic Year

  • Your 2012 signed federal income tax returns with W2 Forms
  • Your parents’ (if dependent) 2012 signed federal income tax returns with W2 Forms
  • Your spouse’s (if applicable) 2012 signed federal income tax returns with W2 Forms
  • The 2013-2014 TAMU Verification Form

2012 - 2013 Academic Year

  • Your 2011 signed federal income tax returns with W2 Forms
  • Your parents’ (if dependent) 2011 signed federal income tax returns with W2 Forms
  • Your spouse’s (if applicable) 2011 signed federal income tax returns with W2 Forms
  • The 2012-2013 TAMU Verification Form

The verification process can delay your aid, so please respond immediately to any requests from our department. If funds were disbursed prior to you being selected for verification, they may be cancelled until your file is complete. Should you fail to submit all required documentation; financial aid will not be awarded and/or disbursed. If there are any discrepancies found by our department during the verification process, they will be corrected and sent to the Department of Education. Once completed, your financial aid eligibility may be effected. This entire process normally takes 5-7 days from the time the final document is submitted.

For more information, please visit howdy.tamu.edu, click the My Finances tab, and enter the Scholarships & Financial Aid Portal.

Additional Documentation

You may be required to submit additional documentation even though you have not been selected for verification. These documents may relate to citizenship status, veteran status and/or orphan status. If requested, please submit the additional documentation immediately to the department to avoid delaying your aid. Remember to always check your Scholarships & Financial Aid portal for the status of your financial aid account. You can access the portal by visiting howdy.tamu.edu, clicking on the My Finances tab, and entering the Scholarships & Financial Aid Portal.

Notice
: In an effort to protect your confidential and personally identifiable information (i.e. social security number, tax information), Scholarships & Financial Aid accepts documents submitted via fax, postal mail, or in-person. Documents may not be submitted via email. Please include your UIN on all of the documents submitted.

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