Verification is a process in which the U.S. Department of Education requires schools to collect documents, in order to check the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA. Schools are prohibited from awarding federal student aid until the Verification process is complete.
It will take 3 to 5 days for the Financial Aid Office to receive your FAFSA information. If your FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education the Financial Aid Office will notify you to go to the below link and create your Student Verification account.
Students: Create your Verification account | Note: Once you create your verification account you will access with your Co-Lin email address in the format firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have not reset your initial passwords for Microsoft 365, please follow the guide here for resetting your Microsoft 365 account password. You must have a valid mobile # or alternate email address on file with Enrollment Services to reset password.
Since the U.S. Department of Education randomly selects FAFSA’s for Verification, you must create an online Verification Account at Copiah-Lincoln Community College
After your account has been created you will immediately see any forms that must be completed. Follow the instructions and once you have completed ALL requirements click on the Finish button. We will review your documents and your Verification account will alert you if there is any more information we need. Please respond quickly to any text message or email from Verification so that your application is not held up.
Important note - DO NOT SEND YOUR INFORMATION BY EMAIL TO US. Always login to your Verification account and only submit your forms there.