Verification is the process by which an individual verifies the accuracy of information provided on their FAFSA. Verification is a process in which students are selected at random by the federal government. If selected, will we send an email resembling the below to you:

The Department of Education has selected your FAFSA for a process called verification. This process must be completed in order for Warren Wilson College (WWC) Financial Aid Office to determine your eligibility for federal student aid for the applicable award year. The purpose of the verification process is to validate the accuracy of information provided on the FAFSA. WWC partners with Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to help you complete the verification process.

KHEAA will send an e-mail to the e-mail address of the student and the parent listed on their FAFSA. You should watch for emails from [email protected] with instructions on what the student and parent need to do to create a MyKHEAA account (both student and parent must have separate log-on information).

Helpful Hints:

  • Complete all requested forms in full: Do not leave any questions blank. All questions must have an answer, even if it is a “0”.

  • Provide all required signatures.

  • Based on the documentation received, you may be required to submit additional information. 

  • Continue to monitor your progress through your myKHEAA account.

  • During peak processing times, please allow extra time for processing your verification documents. To expedite your financial aid, send all required documents together at one time and include the Student ID on ALL documents.

  • If you prefer text messages KHEAA verify allows that option sign up by texting VERIFY to 855-272-8771

  • DON’T Delay! The faster you respond to requests from KHEAA, the faster verification can be completed and the faster an award package can be finalized.

If the parent or student has questions, please call KHEAA’s verification services at 855-272-8771 or email your questions to [email protected].

Please Note: A final financial aid package will not be processed and aid will not be disbursed until all verification materials have been received and are complete. Incomplete or unsigned forms will delay the process."

 

Students who are selected for Verification: If Warren Wilson College has reason to believe that any information on the application used to calculate the expected family contribution (EFC) is discrepant or inaccurate, the Financial Aid Office will require the applicant to provide adequate documentation to resolve any conflicting information.  

Students who are NOT selected for Verification: Warren Wilson College will resolve conflicting information regardless of whether or not the student was selected for verification. The Financial Aid Office and our partner KHEAA will review all information provided to the school even if the items were not requested. 

All C Codes on the ISIR will be reviewed and resolved by the WWC Financial Aid Office.

  1. The FAFSA has not been signed by both the applicant and the parent using their FSA ID.
  2. Incorrectly entered Social Security number results in a non-match with the Social Security Administration's records.
  3. Both the student and the parent included the student in "Number of Exemptions Claimed" instead of "Number in the household".
  4. The student incorrectly indicates that he or she is in legal guardianship. Legal guardianship is a legal proceeding by which an individual other than a minor child's parent is made responsible for that child's custody and care.  There is a difference between legal custody and legal guardianship.
  5. WWC has not been listed to receive the FAFSA results, therefore we cannot access your information! Our school code is 002979.
  6. The 2022-2023 FAFSA is completed with 2020 federal tax information. Make sure you are using 2020 federal income tax information to complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA.

Here are some further resources for checking your FAFSA:

New Students

All prospective students may receive either an estimated or actual aid offer depending on their status at the time of packaging.  Please remember that an estimated offer is not finalized and does not constitute a final offer of financial aid.  Your final aid offer may be greater or less than your estimated offer based on the other information we receive from you.  Final financial aid offers will be available after the FAFSA is completed and all necessary documentation is submitted and reviewed by the Warren Wilson College Financial Aid Office.

Currently Enrolled Students

All currently enrolled students will receive a notification via email that their financial aid offer is available to view on Net Partner once their FAFSA has been submitted and reviewed by the Warren Wilson Financial Aid Office.  Students who do not submit a FAFSA will only be considered for institutional aid.

The Financial Aid Office awards need-based aid, meaning that it is contingent on the results of the FAFSA. Your aid will consist of the Federal Direct Loan (either Subsidized, Unsubsidized, or a combination of both) and work earnings (Federal Work-Study, Federal Work College, or Institutional).  Students may also be eligible for the Warren Wilson College Grant dependent on need as determined by information provided on your finalized FAFSA.

WWC students are eligible to participate in North Carolina and Vermont state grant programs depending upon residency, eligibility, and having met their state's FAFSA application deadline.

The Financial Aid Office will discuss this offer and any resulting questions with the student and any parent(s) granted access by the student via the FERPA form provided on their MyWWC portal.  If you have not given us permission to speak with your designees, we will be unable to answer specific questions about your aid.  Please complete your FERPA form ASAP!

In order to finalize their financial aid, students will need to accept or decline each individual award on the "Accept Awards" tab of Net Partner.  Any outstanding forms or documents can be viewed on Net Partner under the "Pending Requirements" tab.

If a student accepts federal loans, first-time borrowers must also complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling at studentaid.gov.