Verification confirms through documentation review that the
information provided on a student’s Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) is accurate. Students are randomly selected for
verification by the Department of Education or Saint Leo if
conflicting information is presented. The verification process
prevents ineligible students from receiving aid by reporting false
information and ensures that eligible students receive all of the
aid for which they are qualified.
Students who are selected for verification will not be eligible
to receive financial aid until all documents have been received and
reviewed. It is important to respond to requests for documentation
in a timely manner to avoid delays in applying your financial aid
as a credit to your bill. If a student has received a fund
disbursement prior to being selected for verification and the new
FAFSA data submitted renders the student ineligible for financial
aid, or if the student does not complete verification, the student
will be obligated to return the disbursed funds and pay any
resulting balance on their student account.
For the deadline to submit verification materials, please refer
to the appropriate verification policy posted above.
You will be notified by email that you have been selected for
verification and that additional documents are needed to complete
your financial aid file. This email will be sent to your Saint Leo
email address only.
To view the required documents necessary for the verification
Access eLion via the my.Saintleo.edu portal
Continue to monitor eLion for status of the documents
"Incomplete" status indicates the document(s) is missing
information in a required field OR that one or more pages of the
document is missing.
"Signature Required" status indicates one or more required
signature is missing.
"Blank" or "Not Received" status indicates that the document was
not received, the document was illegible, or the document was not
identified with the student ID or SSN. Remember to include your
student ID# on all documentation.
When all documents requested are received, we will review them
along with your SAR information. You will be notified via an email
from Financial Aid when a financial aid award has been offered to
How do I send documents?
Scan and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Aid Office
1120 East Kennedy Blvd, Suite 237
Tampa, FL 33602
Include your student ID number on every page of