What is Verification?

The verification process is used to confirm that the data you reported on your FAFSA is accurate and is a requirement of the federal and state financial aid programs. Approximately 30 percent of financial aid applicants are selected for federal verification. Those who have been selected are informed of their selection via the Student Aid Report (SAR). Our office will also notify you of your selection along with any documents you are required to submit via an email to your Rowan account referencing "Required Documents".

Federal Verification

If you have been selected for federal verification, you must submit all required documents to our office by following the instructions in your notification email. All documents must be submitted electronically via the verification portal, accessed from your Self-Service Banner account. Federal and/or state financial aid funds (including student loans) will not be certified or disbursed to you until the verification process has been completed. 

For further information on Verification visit the Federal Student Aid website.

New Jersey State Verification

If you have been selected for state verification, you will need to submit any required information to the state of NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) to ensure that you and your school are notified of any state aid you may be eligible for.

In order to submit state verification information, please visit the HESAA website:

Questions about state verification are best directed to HESAA. They can be reached at 800-792-8670 or 609-584-4480 or via their general email,

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