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Federal Verification Process

UPDATE TO 2021–2022 FEDERAL VERIFICATION PROCESS

In order to provide relief to students and colleges facing barriers resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Education has decided to re-focus 2021–2022 verification efforts on select criteria. As a result, the department has waived most FAFSA verification requirements, excluding Identity/Statement of Education Purpose and High School Completion Status.

The Office of Financial Aid has started to review which students selected for verification for the 2021–2022 academic year can have their requirement waived based on this update. 

Students are encouraged to monitor the status of their financial aid via DrexelOne to ensure they are completing any outstanding requirement needed to finalize their financial aid for the upcoming year.

The Department of Education requires Drexel to review selected Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAs) to ensure the accuracy of the information reported. This process is called Federal Verification. If you are selected to be verified, you will be notified via email. Your federal aid is not considered finalized and will not pay to your account until the process is completed.

In an effort to streamline the verification process, Drexel University is pleased to announce that Drexel University has partnered with ProEducation solutions using the ProVerifier+, system. If your FAFSA is selected for verification by the US Department of Education, you will receive a notification via DrexelOne. You will then use your Drexel Connect credentials to log in to ProVerifier+; if you are already logged into DrexelOne, you will be automatically signed into ProVerifier+.

All students not verified to date will need to complete the online verification process and you may be required to submit documentation. We can assure you that this is a seamless and simple process. Upon receipt of all required documents, ProVerifier+ will begin the verification process. Students will be notified if there are any questions or if any additional documentation is required via email. Once verification has been completed, the student and Drexel University will be notified.

For students who have continuous enrollment (fall, winter, spring, and summer), the deadline is at the end of the academic year. For students who do not maintain continuous enrollment, the following deadlines must be adhered to by federal guidelines:

  • Verification deadline for fall: Last day of the term
  • Verification deadline for winter: Last day of the term
  • Verification deadline for spring: Last day of the term
  • Verification deadline for summer: Last day of the term

Note: Students who fail to submit all documents required to complete verification by the published deadline dates will be ineligible for federal financial aid for 2020–2021. Verification deadlines for 2020–2021 will be determined by dates of enrollment period for all federal financial aid programs.