Office of Student Financial Aid

The Verification Process

After submitting your FAFSA, you may be selected for a process called verification. In verification, we compare the information you reported on your FAFSA with additional documents we ask you to provide.

You will be notified through your Rocket email and by mail if you are chosen for verification and provided next steps.

Why was I chosen for verification?

  • A certain percentage of students are chosen randomly for verification by the federal FAFSA processor.
  • You may have conflicting information on the FAFSA that needs to be cleared up.

What do I need to do?

If your application is selected for verification we will request documents from you, which may include:

  • The Verification Worksheet (There are versions of the form for independent and dependent students.)
  • Signed copies of your federal tax return or non-filer certification if you did not file a tax return
  • Your parents’ signed tax return or non-filer certification if one or both parents did not file a tax return (if you are a dependent student)

We will list all verification requirements in myUT:
Go to myUT → Student tab → My Financial Aid Dashboard → Student Requirements

If you are a first-time undergraduate student and you receive your financial aid offer before completing verification, your aid eligibility may be reevaluated by the Office of Student Financial Aid once the verification process is finished. You will be notified via Rocket email if your aid offer changes.

Why do I need to send more information? I thought I already turned everything in.

Verification is an ongoing process. For many students it goes no further than turning in required documents and the Verification Worksheet. But sometimes we uncover inconsistencies which we need to resolve and document for your file.

It’s a good idea to refer back to My Financial Aid Dashboard > Student Requirements or back with Rocket Solution Central after submitting your documents and Verification Worksheet to see if you will need to turn in anything else. We will send requests for additional information through your Rocket email.

Have Questions?

Ask Rocket Solution Central.

Rocket Solution Central — or RSC — is your one-stop answer shop for financial aid questions.

Call 419.530.8700
Monday - Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Visit 1200 Rocket Hall
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

No need to wait in line. Register through Rocket Q ahead of time or when you arrive. You'll receive wait-time updates and be notified when it's your turn.

Register by texting "University of Toledo" to 419.419.3430 or by entering your information online.

Financial Wellness

We could all use some help managing our money ― whether you’re a high school student, undergraduate or upperclassman ready to graduate.

UToledo's financial wellness team offers workshops, presentations and tools to help you improve your money management skills. You can even schedule an appointment with our counselor to discuss your personal financial plan.

  • How to pay for college
  • Managing student loans
  • Making a budget
  • And more
Financial Wellness Services
Last Updated: 6/27/24