Federal regulations require all post-secondary institutions awarding federal financial aid to complete verification on selected Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applicants. Students are selected by either the US Department of Education or by the institution. Students chosen for verification must provide required supporting documentation as well as complete a verification worksheet. These documents will be compared to what was submitted in the student's FAFSA, and any necessary corrections will be made to the FAFSA by the institution.


Palmer has a published policy for the verification process.Please read the policy so you are aware of your responsibilities in this process.


If you have been notified that your FAFSA was selected for verification, you will need to submit a verification worksheet. All graduate students will need to complete the Independent Verification worksheet, which will be provided to them by the Financial Planning Office. Undergraduate students should read their verification notification from the College to determine whether they should complete the Dependent Verification worksheet or the Independent Verification worksheet provided.