Federal Verification is a process in which St Olaf College is required by the U.S. Department of Education to confirm the accuracy of certain data elements that are on the student’s FAFSA. Approximately 30% of all students who file a FAFSA are selected for this process.
Prospective students can receive an estimated aid award before completing the federal verification process. However, current students who are selected for federal verification will not receive their financial aid award until all of the verification documents have been submitted. Failure to submit all requested documentation will result in the forfeiture of your federal financial aid eligibility (grants, work study and loans). Also, any St Olaf institutional aid will not disburse to your student account.