Rose-Hulman's verification process

Verification is the process of checking the accuracy of the information supplied by financial aid applicants on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is Rose-Hulman's policy to verify all applicants selected for verification by the Central Processing System (CPS). Rose-Hulman also reserves the right to select additional applications for verification.

The verification requirements delineated in this policy statement apply to all applicants for federal student aid under the following programs:

  • The Federal Pell Grant Program
  • The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program
  • The Federal Work-Study Program
  • The Federal Perkins Loan Program
  • The Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program

For verification purposes, Rose-Hulman defines a financial aid applicant as an enrolled student who is eligible to receive a federal financial aid award. Aid will not be disbursed from any of the aforementioned federal programs as well as the Indiana Higher Education Award, Indiana Freedom of Choice Grant, the 21st Century Scholarship Program and all Institutional need-based awards until the verification process has been completed.

Verification Deadlines

Applicants selected for verification will be required to submit documentation to the Rose-Hulman Financial Aid Office in support of the data supplied on the FAFSA. The Financial Aid Office will notify selected applicants of the documentation needed to complete the verification process.

Applicant Correction & Notification Procedures

The Financial Aid Office will electronically submit to the Central Processor corrections to the FAFSA data resulting from verification. The Central Processor will then send an SAR Information Acknowledgment to the applicant as notification of these corrections. Applicants will be notified of award changes resulting from verification by the receipt of an updated award notification from the Financial Aid Office.

Notification of Verification Policies & Procedures

The Rose-Hulman verification policy will be included along with other financial aid policies and procedures in written documentation that will be made available to all aid applicants.

Overpayments, fraud and abuse

If corrections resulting from the verification process decrease an applicant's award and create an overpayment situation, Rose-Hulman will send notification of this situation to the applicant and attempt to collect the overpayment. If collection of the overpayment from the applicant cannot be made, Rose-Hulman will send notification of this situation to the applicant and attempt to collect the overpayment. If collection of the overpayment from the applicant cannot be made, Rose-Hulman will refer the overpayment to the Education Department for collection. The Rose-Hulman Financial Aid Office will report to the Office of Inspector General all instances of suspected fraud where a financial aid applicant, employee or other individual has misreported information and/or altered documentation for the purpose of increasing aid eligibility or fraudulently obtaining federal aid funds.