Verification is the process of confirming that information reported by the student and parent(s) or spouse on the FAFSA is accurate. Each year, approximately 30 percent of student applicants are randomly selected by the U.S. Department of Education for verification. A student may also be selected by the university.

If selected for verification, students will initially be notified on their FAFSA submission summary. In addition, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will notify the student via alerts on their myUMBC account if additional documentation is needed.

Students who are selected for verification must provide all required documentation and verification must be complete before any financial aid will be released to students. Failure to provide all required documentation before the last day of classes for the semester may result in the cancellation of the student’s financial aid awards.

Please remember to write the student’s name and Campus ID on all verification documents prior to submitting them to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. To safeguard your personal information, please do not send sensitive information, including documents with Social Security Numbers, to us via email.