Verification Process

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.

Process

Forms

2014-2015 Policy

2013-2014 Policy

Process

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.

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 process:

Access eLion via the my.Saintleo.edu portal

  • On Student Menu, Communication,
  • Click "My Documents"
  • You will be able to see all the documents requested

Continue to monitor eLion for status of the documents submitted:

"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 you.

How do I send documents?

Fax: 1-866-708-7770

Scan and Email: finaid@saintleo.edu

Mail:
Financial Aid Office
1120 East Kennedy Blvd, Suite 214
Tampa, FL 33602

Include your student ID number on every page of each document.