1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2116
Fax: (307) 766-3800
Applications for student financial aid may be selected for a review process called "verification." Typically the Federal government selects approximately 30 percent of all aid applicants for this review. Students selected should not be alarmed by their selection for verification. For students selected, Federal financial aid regulations require that the Office of Student Financial Aid compare the information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) against signed copies of the most recent year’s Federal tax return transcripts and information contained on the UW Verification Worksheet. Differences between the information on the FAFSA and the documentation provided will be corrected and may change a particular student’s eligibility for assistance.
Students selected for verification must complete the verification process by providing the required documentation before their financial aid can be processed and finalized.
Selected students should:
The specific verification documents will be reviewed, if a document is received incomplete the red flag will remain on WyoWeb. The Verification Status flag will be changed when the Verification process is complete, no documentation is necessary for this flag. The verification process is indeed a process and can take 2-3 weeks. Please plan accordingly.