Review & Verification

FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS)

After your FAFSA form is submitted and processed, you’ll receive an email with instructions for accessing an online copy of your FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS). Your FSS is an electronic or paper document that summarizes the information you reported on your FAFSA form. It includes your estimated eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant and federal student loans, your Student Aid Index (SAI), and whether you’ve been selected for verification.

When you get your FSS, review it carefully to make sure it’s correct and complete. We will use your information to determine your eligibility for federal — and possibly non-federal — financial aid. We might ask you to verify the accuracy of the data you provide on the FAFSA, so you need to be sure the information is accurate.

If you find a mistake on your FSS, you will need to correct or update your FAFSA form. 

If you don’t have any changes to make to the information listed on your FSS, just keep it for your records.

Verification & Additional Information Requests

About 30% of FAFSA applications are selected for a verification process each year.

Based on the results of your FAFSA, we might need to collect additional information and/or documents from you to finalize your aid for the year. Many types of aid cannot be credited to your student account until all application requirements are satisfied. Respond to any request for information within 15 days.