When you complete your FAFSA, you may receive a message which says: “Your FAFSA has been selected for a review process called verification.” All this means is that you may have to take a few extra steps to confirm the information you reported on your FAFSA before you can actually receive any financial aid funds. Please keep in mind that this is nothing to be concerned about. If the verification information matches the information we have already received, it will not have any impact on your financial aid.

Verification Instructions

These instructions are for the 2018–2019 academic year. If you have any questions about verification for another year, please contact your financial aid counselor.

Please visit the online financial aid system and view the “Documents” tab to see what we need from you. For the items listed as “Not Received” follow the corresponding instructions listed below for the requirements. Prospective freshmen may view outstanding requirements on MyMIT, but you do not have to complete verification before deciding if you will be attending MIT if you don’t want to.

Any paper documents required for verification should be submitted to IDOC. We cannot accept them directly.

All outstanding requirements should be received by 8/1/18. We will be unable to disburse any financial aid funds until verification is completed. If you have not completed this process by the deadline your account may be assessed a Hold Assessment Fee, you will be placed on registration hold that prevents you from registering for the spring term, and you may lose access to Institute services. If you need assistance or have questions about this process, please contact your financial aid counselor. If you believe you have already completed a requirement we are asking for, please let us know.

Income Verification

We may need info from students and/or parents who are listed on the FAFSA. Please follow the instructions only for the documents requested in the online financial aid system (current students) or MyMIT (prospective freshmen).

Verification Statement

Please only submit a verification statement to us if we have requested it from you in the online financial aid system (current students) or MyMIT (prospective freshmen). The statement can be accessed and submitted through IDOC.