It is important to note that the Department of Education randomly selects students who have completed the FAFSA for a process called verification. Therefore, if you are selected for verification, you were selected by the Department of Education, not PLNU, but you must verify the requested information by turning in paperwork to the SFS Office at PLNU.
If selected for verification:
- You may be required to verify information such as, but not limited to income and taxes paid, number in household and number in college, child support paid, SNAP, high school graduation, and identity.
- The PLNU Student Financial Services Office will notify you if you have been selected for verification, once you have filed your FAFSA.
- If you are a retuning PLNU student, you are required to submit all requested forms and tax information* before you are awarded financial aid. If you are a new PLNU student, you are required to submit all requested forms and tax information* before aid can be disbursed to your account.
- The PLNU SFS Office sends email notifications that will let you know what forms and information is needed in order for you to complete verification.
*Note: If you are selected for verification, you will be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to update your and/or your spouse’s income information . We encourage you to take advantage of this option. Otherwise, you will need to request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS. Submitting a transcript will result in delayed processing.
If you are looking for forms to complete your verification, please visit our forms page here.