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Verification is a Federal process used to confirm students' eligibility for certain aid programs. Students who are selected for verification must submit information to verify the data that they provided on the FAFSA.

Students selected for verification will be notified via email.

Financial aid may not disburse to the student's account until verification is completed.

Listed below are answers to frequently asked questions, deadlines, and instructions for submitting required documents to Indiana State University.



Frequently Asked Questions About Verification


Where can I see the documents I need to submit?

  • Log in to the MyISU Portal and select the "Student Self-Service" tab. From here, select the "Financial Aid Alerts" tab on the right column of the website. Here you will be able to view your missing documents.

How do I provide my financial information?


If I was asked to verify information in-person but cannot come to campus, what alternatives are available?

  • Your signature may be confirmed by an authorized Notary Public. Many banks, hospitals, and insurance agencies offer notary services. Only original documents may be accepted.

I was asked to provide an official transcript from my school. What options are available for submitting this document?

  • ISU participates in the online Parchment retrieval process. Visit www.parchment.com and click "share" to send your high school transcript to ISU electronically for free. Indiana residents may register for free.
     
  • Some transfer students will be asked for college transcripts. In addition, not all high schools are listed in Parchment's online database. If this is the case, you may send an official, sealed transcript to the ISU Office of Admissions, 318 N 6th St, Terre Haute, IN 47809.

What is the timeline for processing?

  • Due to the complexity of the Verification requirements, the timeline for processing is 15-20 business days, or approximately 3-4 weeks after all documents are submitted.
     
  • Verification is a federal requirement. Approximately 34% of ISU students are selected by the U.S. Department of Education each year. Awards may not disburse until this requirement is satisfied, so apply early.

Submitting Required Documents To ISU


Indiana State University recommends that students selected for verification for 2014-2015 submit all requested documents by July 1, 2014. This allows adequate time for completing verification before bills are due for the fall semester.

Submit documents via U.S. mail, fax, or scanned and emailed to:

Office of Student Financial Aid
Indiana State University
220 N 7th St
150 Tirey Hall
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Fax: (812) 237-4330 or (812) 237-3925
isu-finaid@mail.indstate.edu

To expedite processing, students should list their 991 student ID number on all documents submitted.

Contact

Student Financial Aid
220 North 7th Street
150 Tirey Hall
Indiana State University
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