Federal Financial Aid Verification
We have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process by utilizing the Verification Gateway (VG) online portal. If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education, you will receive an introductory email to the email address you provided on the FAFSA. If no email was provided, you will receive an introductory postcard. The postcard will have our school logo along with Inceptia’s, so you will know it’s official.
Failure to provide the requested documents could result in the delay or denial of financial aid.
This video explains this process.
What Happens Next?
A custom school link will be included in the introductory communication requesting you access Verification Gateway.
2021-22 Verification Gateway (current academic year)
2022-23 Verification Gateway (new and returning Fall 2022 students)
You will need to do the following:*
- Confirm your identity (authentication).
- Create a secure user name and password.
- Decide if you want to receive text messages and e-sign your submission.
- Access your Task List and begin the verification process (the list may consist of some combination of online forms and the request to upload specific documents to VG).
*Dependent students that provided parental information on the FAFSA are required to have one parent also authenticate and create an account. This parent will be required to e-sign or provide an ink signature once all documentation has been submitted.
Upon receipt of all required documents, Inceptia will begin the verification process. You will be notified if there are any questions or if any additional documentation is required via email, text or postcard. Once verification has been completed you and SEU will be notified.
If you have any questions about the verification process, please contact Inceptia at 888.374.8427 or by email at VGCS@inceptia.org.
Our Student Financial Services office is here to help too. You can reach us at 800.500.8760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.