Verification is a process used to check the accuracy of certain information entered on the FAFSA and to resolve any errors. Some students are selected by the Department of Education and some are selected by Peabody. Selected students will need to provide additional documentation to the Financial Aid Office before we can finalize and disburse a federal financial aid award.
If you are selected for verification, you will need to complete and submit the 2023-24 Verification Worksheet. We ask that students and parents use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA to provide income information from your federal tax return. If you are not able to use the Data Retrieval Tool, you must submit an official IRS transcript of your 2019 federal income tax return, which you can obtain from the IRS by completing Form 4506-T, calling 1-800-908-9946 or visiting www.IRS.gov.
Selected dependent undergraduate students should submit the Dependent Verification Worksheet. Selected graduate students and independent undergraduate students should submit the Independent Student Verification Worksheet.
Once all documents have been received, our office will review the data and compare it to the information on your FAFSA. Our office will make corrections (if necessary) and transmit them to the Federal Processor. You will receive an updated Student Aid Report (SAR) if corrections are required.
Verification may take several weeks to complete, so we ask that all students supply the requested materials as soon as possible.
If your documents have not been turned in by the second week of classes, your Federal aid may be cancelled.
Your financial aid will not be disbursed until the verification process is complete. Students can track the completion of verification documents on the “To Do List” tab on Net Partner in SIS at https://sis.jhu.edu/.
If you need help completing your forms or have any other questions, please request support through SEAM’s online form or 667-208-6590.