FAFSA Verification Furman University

Please submit a form from this page only if you are asked to do so in the "My Documents" section of MyFurman. To submit a form, fax them to 864.294.3127 or email them to financial.aid@furman.edu.

  • Certification of Income:
  • Child Support Paid:
    • Your 2014-2015 FAFSA indicates that child support was paid by you, your spouse, or your parent in 2013. As part of the verification process mandated by the federal government, the Office of Financial Aid is required to collect additional information regarding this data. Please complete the appropriate section of this form, and return it to our office by mail, fax (864-294-3127), or email (financial.aid@furman.edu).

      Download the Child Support Paid Statement as a PDF

  • Dep Verification Wksht:
    • Your FAFSA has been selected for a review process called "Verification" by either the U.S. Department of Education or by Furman. Federal regulations require that this form be completed and signed by the student and one parent. Please download this worksheet, complete all sections, and send it, with all required signatures, to the Office of Financial Aid. If you like, you may scan the completed form and email it (financial.aid@furman.edu) or fax it (864.294.3127). Please note the other requirements for verification that are listed in MyFurman: 2013 Federal Income Tax Transcript of parent(s) and student.

      Download the Dependent Verification Worksheet as a PDF

  • Drug Conviction:
    • There is an issue with the way you answered the drug conviction question on your FAFSA. Please review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for more information about resolving this issue. If you have questions, please contact 1-800-4-FEDAID.

  • FAFSA:
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): The FAFSA is completed online at www.fafsa.gov.

  • FAFSA is rejected:
    • Your 2014-15 FAFSA has been rejected. Please go to www.fafsa.gov, pull up your latest Student Aid Report (SAR), and review the instructions on how to remedy the issues. Sometimes, the FAFSA is rejected due to a missing parental signature, apparent erroneous income/tax information, etc. The SAR will give you the specifics.

  • Federal Grant Overpay:
    • The U.S. Department of Education indicates on your FAFSA that you may have a federal grant overpayment. Please contact the U.S. Department of Education at 1-800-621-3115, or write to the U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 5609, Greenville, Texas 75403-5609.

  • Food Stamps Benefit - SNAP:
    • Your 2014-2015 FAFSA indicates that you and/or someone in your household received the Food Stamps benefit during 2012 or 2013. As part of the verification process mandated by the federal government, the Office of Financial Aid is required to collect additional information regarding this data. Please complete the appropriate section of this form, and return it to our office by mail, fax (864-294-3127), or email (financial.aid@furman.edu).

      Download the Food Stamps Benefit Statement as a PDF

  • High School Completion Status:
    • Please provide one of the following documents that indicate your high school completion status at the beginning of the 2014-2015 year:

      • A copy of a high school diploma.
      • A copy of a final, official high school transcript that shows the date when the diploma was awarded.
      • A copy of a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or GED transcript.
      • An academic transcript that indicates the student successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor's degree.
      • A copy of a secondary school completion credential for homeschool (other than a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent) if state law requires homeschooled students to obtain that credential.
      • A transcript or the equivalent, signed by the parent or guardian of a homeschooled student, that lists the secondary school courses the student completed and documents the successful completion of a secondary school education in a homeschool setting.
  • ID/Statement of Edu Purpose:
    • The student must appear in person at Furman University Office of Financial Aid to verify his or her identity by presenting valid government-issued photo identification (ID), such as but not limited to a driver's license, other state-issued ID, or passport. In addition, the student must sign, in the presence of the institutional official, a Statement of Educational Purpose.

  • Ind Verification Wksht:
    • Your FAFSA has been selected for a review process called "Verification" by either the U.S. Department of Education or by Furman. Federal regulations require that this form be completed and signed by the student and spouse (if applicable). Please download this worksheet, complete all sections, and send it, with all required signatures, to the Office of Financial Aid. If you like, you may scan the completed form and email it (financial.aid@furman.edu) or fax it (864.294.3127). Please note the other requirements for verification that are listed in MyFurman: 2013 Federal Income Tax Transcript of student and student's spouse (if applicable).

      Download the Independent Verification Worksheet as a PDF

  • NSLDS Bankruptcy:
    • The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) reports that you have a student loan or grant overpayment discharged in bankruptcy. The U.S. Department of Education requires that the Office of Financial Aid collect documentation from the holder of the debt stating the debt is, indeed, dischargeable in bankruptcy.

  • NSLDS Issue:
    • There is an issue with the matching of your name, social security number, and date of birth. Please review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for more information about resolving this issue. If you have questions, please contact 1-800-4-FEDAID.

  • NSLDS Loan Overpay:
    • National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Loan Overpayment: The Department of Education has indicated that you have a potential overpayment of either Stafford or Perkins student loans. Please review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for more information about resolving this issue.

  • Parent Fed. Tax Transcript:
    • Your FAFSA has been selected for a review process called "Verification" by either the U.S. Department of Education or by Furman. Federal regulations require that we collect a copy of your parent(s)' 2013 Federal Income Tax Transcript. A tax transcript is free and can be ordered by calling 1-800-908-9946 or visiting www.irs.gov. If you like, you may scan the tax transcripts and email it (financial.aid@furman.edu) or fax it (864.294.3127).

  • Proof of Selective Service Reg:
    • The Department of Education cannot confirm that you have registered for the Selective Service. Please provide proof of your registration to the Office of Financial Aid (via a Selective Service Status Information Letter), or you may update your FAFSA by answer "Yes" to the question authorizing the U.S. Department of Education to register you. Please review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for more information about resolving this issue.

  • Social Security Issue:
    • There is an issue with your name, date of birth, and/or social security number. Please review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for more information about resolving this issue.

  • Spouse's Fed. Tax Transcript:
    • Your FAFSA has been selected for a review process called "Verification" by either the U.S. Department of Education or by Furman. Federal regulations require that we collect a copy of your spouse's 2013 Federal Income Tax Transcript. A tax transcript is free and can be ordered by calling 1-800-908-9946 or visiting www.irs.gov.If you like, you may scan the tax transcript and email it (financial.aid@furman.edu) or fax it (864.294.3127).

  • Student's Fed. Tax Transcript:
    • Your FAFSA has been selected for a review process called "Verification" by either the U.S. Department of Education or by Furman. Federal regulations require that we collect a copy of your 2013 Federal Income Tax Transcript. A tax transcript is free and can be ordered by calling 1-800-908-9946 or visiting www.irs.gov. If you like, you may scan the tax transcripts and email it (financial.aid@furman.edu) or fax it (864.294.3127).

  • U.S. Citizenship Documentation:
    • Your 2014-15 FAFSA has indicated that they have not be able to confirm your citizenship status. Please submit any of the following documents to demonstrate that you are a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen:

      • A copy of the student's birth certificate showing that she was born in the United States, which includes Puerto Rico (on or after January 13, 1941), Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands (on or after January 17, 1917), American Samoa, Swain's Island, or the Northern Mariana Islands, unless the person was born to foreign diplomats residing in the U.S.
      • A U.S. passport, current or expired, except limited passports (which are typically issued for short periods such as a year and which don't receive as much scrutiny as a regular passport when applying). In the case of nationals who are not citizens, the passport will be stamped "Noncitizen National."
      • The State Department issues a wallet-sized passport card that can only be used for land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. It is adjudicated to the same standards as the passport book and is therefore a fully valid attestation of the U.S. citizenship and identity of the bearer.
      • A copy of Form FS-240 (Consular Report of Birth Abroad), FS-545 (Certificate of birth issued by a foreign service post), or DS-1350 (Certification of Report of Birth). These are State Department documents.
      • A Certificate of Citizenship (N-560 or N-561), issued by USCIS to individuals who derive U.S. citizenship through a parent. A Certificate of Naturalization (N-550 or N-570), issued by USCIS through a federal or state court, or through administrative naturalization after December 1990 to those who are individually naturalized.
  • Veterans Status:
    • There is an issue with veteran status as reported on your FAFSA. Please review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for more information about resolving this issue.

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