What Is Verification?

Verification is the process by which an individual verifies the accuracy of information provided on their FAFSA.  Approximately a third of all FAFSA applications are selected for verification in any given year. 

Students who are selected for a process for verification will be asked to follow up with the School Servicing Center or the Warren Wilson Financial Aid Office.

The Financial Aid Office at Warren Wilson College is partnering with College Foundation of North Carolina and their School Servicing Center to streamline and expedite the verification process for students and parents. The federal processor will determine whether your FAFSA is selected for a process called verification. If you are selected for the verification process it simply means certain items on your FAFSA must be verified before we can finalize any of your awards.

If you are selected for verification and need to be processed by the School Servicing Center (SSC), you will see on the Pending Requirements tab of Web Partner, “Verification Sent to”. The Financial Aid Office will notify the SSC and they will collect and process all verification documents. Watch for emails from or with instructions on what you need to do to complete the process. Please follow the instructions carefully. You will complete most or all of your verification by using the online verification interview on the “Student Tab” at You may also upload required documents online. The School Servicing Center will notify the Warren Wilson Financial Aid Office once you have completed the verification process.

If you receive an e-mail from us stating that we need you to complete either “Verification Worksheet 4” or "Verification Worksheet 5”, please print the appropriate worksheet from our "Forms" section on the menu to the right.  Follow the instructions on the paperwork and follow up with the Financial Aid Office.

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. Incomplete forms will be returned to the student/family.