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Verification

Applications for student financial aid may be selected for a review process called verification. Students selected for verification are contacted by the Office of Student Financial Aid.  These students should not be alarmed, it is simply a method to ensure the accuracy of your FAFSA information.

Selected individuals must complete the verification process by providing the required documentation before financial aid can be processed and finalized.


Selected students should:

  1. Check WyoWeb Financial Aid Requirements for specific verification documents needed.

  2. Talk to a counselor in Student Financial Aid if they have questions about completing the verification process.

  3. Collect their (and their spouse's or parents') financial documents (IRS tax transcripts, W-2's, etc.) if requested.

  4. Complete, sign, and submit the specific required documentation to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

The priority deadline for verification documents is four weeks prior to the term. For students who have not submitted verification information during the term and have submitted a valid FAFSA before the end of the term, the student has the earlier of 180 days after the last day of enrollment or the Department of Education deadline to complete the process in order to be considered for Federal grant funds.

The specific verification documents will be reviewed. If a document is received incomplete, the status will change from "Requested" to "Incomplete" and it will remain on WyoWeb. 

Once the Student Financial Aid Office receives all the initial requested documentation, the verification status flag will be changed from "Requested" to "In Review". The status flag will change to "Complete" once the process is completely done. Students will be notified via email after verification is complete with a message to review their WyoWeb account for adjustments or additions to their financial aid awards. The verification process is indeed a process and can take 2-3 weeks. Please plan accordingly.

*The IRS Data Retrieval tool will be unavailable for an extended period of time

All students selected for verification must:

Request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS


Verification Forms



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