Federal Verification

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ProEd LogoNew for 2021-22, UF is using an automated verification software solution powered by ProEd, which enables students to complete verification from their smart phone, tablet, or computer.

Follow the prompts in your federal verification email or on your “To-Dos” on https://one.uf.eduhttps://one.uf.eduhttps://one.uf.eduONE.UF  to authenticate your account.

What is Federal Verification?

“Federal Verification” is a review process, mandated by the federal government, to check the accuracy of information reported on financial aid documents submitted by students and their families.

Why was I selected?

Nationwide, the federal government selects more than 18 percent of student financial aid applications for verification.

What do I need to do?

If your application is selected for verification, you will receive official notification from the Department of Education via your Federal Student Aid Report (SAR). Do not submit any documents unless we request that you do so.

UF notifies students they have been selected for verification by emailing each selected applicant regarding required documentation. The required information will be listed on https://one.uf.eduhttps://one.uf.eduhttps://one.uf.eduONE.UF in your “To-Do” items.

If you have any questions, please call 352-451-1695, Monday – Friday from 8am to 9:30pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Tips

Aid funds cannot be disbursed to you until you have submitted all requested documents and the accuracy of the information has been reviewed.

In order to expedite the Federal Verification process we encourage the following:

  • Don’t wait until the deadline to submit your documents. The faster you submit your verification documentation, the faster we will disburse your aid.
  • Read the instructions carefully and submit all required documents upfront. Incomplete files cause significant delays for you and for other students, as we must dedicate more resources to following up with you and requesting additional documents.
  • Provide accurate information. Corrections take more time to process, and providing accurate information upfront will speed up the verification process. If possible, use the https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources/irs-drt-textIRS Data Retrieval Tool on FAFSA to import your financial information directly from the IRS.
  • Check your UF Gatorlink email. Sometimes we ask for more documentation in order to ensure the accuracy of your financial aid application information. Check your UF email and “To-Do” items on https://one.uf.eduhttps://one.uf.eduhttps://one.uf.eduONE.UF frequently. The faster you respond, the faster we will disburse your aid.

Remember

  • Keep photocopies of all information you submit and record the date you send in the documents.
  • Keep Photocopies of all W-2’s, Tax Returns and Schedules, and request an IRS Tax Return Transcript to keep on hand.

To request a Tax Return Transcript and/or W-2 information, call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946 or go online to https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcripthttps://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript.

Do Not

  • Submit any documentation unless requested.
  • Submit incomplete or illegible documents. If you do, they will be returned to you with a request for acceptable forms, causing a delay in processing your aid.

Verification Procedures

A copy of http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/pdf/2122VerificationProc.pdfSFA’s 2021-22 verification procedures is available as a downloadable pdf.