Federal Verification

Based on the information you provide on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), your financial aid application may be selected for a process called federal verification. If you are selected, we may request additional information from you, which will be used to confirm the information reported on the FAFSA. The required documentation will be listed in MyAccess (new window). Click on the requirement link in MyAccess to find out what steps you need to take to complete the request.

We recommend that you submit your verification documents as soon as possible after being notified. If you are a first year student, your financial aid will not be disbursed until federal verification is complete. If you are a returning student, you will not receive your financial aid offer until federal verification is complete. Verification must be completed no later than 120 days after the last date of enrollment for the academic year in order to be considered for a late disbursement. New Direct Loans may not be offered after ceasing enrollment or dropping below half-time.

A student’s FAFSA may be chosen randomly for Federal Verification, or it may be chosen because it includes incomplete, or incorrect information.

Students will be notified via MyAccess to complete a verification, once you receive this notification please follow the steps on ‘how do I complete a verification’.

Verification Form: Complete and submit a Federal Verification Form ( Please note, all forms submitted will need to be notarized).

Verification of Citizenship: Provide a copy of your US Passport or Certificate of Naturalization to medfinaid@georgetown.edu (new window)

Verification of Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose: Provide a copy of your unexpired valid government-issued photo identification (ID) such as but not limited to a driver’s license, other state-issued ID, or passport. Submit identification to medfinaid@georgetown.edu (new window)

Completed notarized forms & documents should be returned to us by email medfinaid@georgetown.edu (new window).