Verification confirms through documentation review that the
information provided on a student’s Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) is accurate. Students are 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.
To submit a form, students MUST use eForm. Students can access
eForm by logging into eLion and clicking on "eForm" under the
Online Services section. If a student is submitting an eForm that
requires the signature of a parent or spouse, the student must
print the eForm and have his or her parent or spouse sign the form.
The form must be scanned and emailed or faxed to Saint Leo
University. (See below for details on emailing and faxing
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 that students respond to requests for
documentation in a timely manner to avoid delays in applying
financial aid as a credit to student bills. If a student has
received a fund disbursement prior to being selected for
verification, verification must be completed or the student will
become ineligible for financial aid and will be obligated to return
the disbursed funds. The student must then pay any resulting
balance on their student account.
Students selected for verification are notified by email that
additional documents are needed. This email will be sent to
students’ Saint Leo email addresses only.
The Financial Aid Office will review the submitted documentation
and make changes as necessary. The student should refrain from
making additional changes unless instructed by the Financial Aid
Once verification is complete, the student will receive an award
notification, unless he or she has already received one and nothing
To view the required documents necessary for the verification
Students should continue to monitor eLion for the status of
their submitted documents. A "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.
Remember to include your student ID on all documentation.
Documentation not submitted via eForm, can be sent by fax or
Scan and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students must include their student ID number on
every page of each document.
All financial aid applicants selected for verification must
complete the process prior to the deadline published in the
appropriate Federal Register. Students should review the
appropriate policy (below) and anticipate submitting all
verification documents two weeks prior to the deadline published in
the policy in order to ensure their verification can be completed
and financial aid processed prior to that deadline.