Students are selected for the FAFSA Verification Process as part of a quality-control method that the U.S. Department of Education uses to check the accuracy of information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All schools that disburse Federal Title IV Funds are required to participate in the verification process. The verification process is a manual review and requires a minimum of 2-4 weeks for processing.
Students are selected automatically by the U.S. Department of Education or by the school if there is a reason to believe that there are conflicts of information. Students who are selected for verification are not being punished; rather, students are extensively reviewed to ensure that they are offered all possible aid for which they qualify.
The CTC Financial Aid Office will contact you via your EagleMail to notify you of any documentation you are required to turn in for the verification process. This documentation may include but is not limited to:
Please Note that if there are any discrepancies with the documentation submitted, you will receive an email through your secure EagleMail account.
Documents may be submitted by email to email@example.com or by mail to:
Central Texas College
P.O. Box 1800
Killeen, TX 76540
Failure to submit the appropriate information will prevent students from receiving a financial aid offer or result in the cancellation of an existing financial aid offer, so please respond immediately to any requests from our department.
If there are any discrepancies found between the information reported and the actual information submitted, corrections will be made to your FAFSA. If your eligibility changes, your financial aid offer will be adjusted, and you will receive a revised financial aid offer or notification via EagleMail.
Pursuant to federal regulation 34 CFR 668.16(g), the institution must refer to the Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) any credible information indicating that an applicant for federal student aid may have engaged in fraud or other criminal misconduct in connection with his or her application. Common misconduct may include, but is not limited to:
The institution will also refer to the OIG any employee or other agents of the institution involved in the administration of Title IV, HEA programs who may have engaged in fraud, breach of fiduciary responsibility, or other illegal conduct.
Once a concern that fraud or criminal misconduct may have occurred surfaces, the Director of Financial Aid will be made aware and will then coordinate with the Dean of Student Services, in consultation with legal counsel, as appropriate. Notification to the Office of Inspector General's Southern Regional Office will occur immediately and the Dean of Student Services will make the appropriate determination with regard to student conduct procedures.
In the event of a breach in information security, the OIG will immediately be notified.