FAQs

Missing Information FAQ

"Will file" status

If you have now filed your tax return, make corrections to your FAFSA at (Student - Step Two #32; Parent - Step Four#80) by changing status from "Will File" to "Already Completed." For best results, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your tax data directly from the IRS onto theFAFSA and then resubmit.

If you are not going to file a tax return, change to "Not going to file" and then resubmit.

"Selected for verification" status

Depending on your verification track (V1 -V6), provide all documents listed to the Student Financial Aid Office:

Verification TrackAcceptable Documentation

V!

2017-18

V4

Child support paid verification

SNAP (food stamps)

High school completion status (acceptable documentation)

  • High school diploma: Copy of the applicant's high school diploma, final official high school transcript that shows the date when the diploma was awarded, or the "secondary school leaving certificate" (or another similar document) for students who completed secondary education in a foreign country and are unable to obtain a copy of their diploma or official transcript.
  • Recognized equivalent: Copy of one of the following recognized equivalents of a high school diploma:
    _ General Educational Development certificate or transcript. State certificate recognized as an equivalent to a diploma.
    _ Academic transcript showing successful completion of at least a two-year program fully acceptable toward a bachelor's degree.
    _ Documentation that the student excelled in high school (in accordance with the postsecondary institution's written policies),if the student did not complete high school and enrolls in at least an associate degree program.
  • Home school credential: Transcript signed by the parent or guardian documenting the successful completion of secondary education, listing the courses completed by the student,or a state-issued home school certification credential.

Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose

V5

Verification Worksheet AND Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose

High school completion status (acceptable documentation)

  • High school diploma: Copy of the applicant's high school diploma, final official high school transcript that shows the date when the diploma was awarded, or the "secondary school leaving certificate" (or another similar document) for students who completed secondary education in a foreign country and are unable to obtain a copy of their diploma or official transcript.
  • Recognized equivalent: Copy of one of the following recognized equivalents of a high school diploma:
    _ General Educational Development certificate or transcript. State certificate recognized as an equivalent to a diploma.
    _ Academic transcript showing successful completion of at least a two-year program fully acceptable toward a bachelor's degree.
    _ Documentation that the student excelled in high school (in accordance with the postsecondary institution's written policies),if the student did not complete high school and enrolls in at least an associate degree program.
  • Home school credential: Transcript signed by the parent or guardian documenting the successful completion of secondary education, listing the courses completed by the student,or a state-issued home school certification credential.
V6

Verification Worksheet AND Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose

"Default clearance letter" status

If your federal student loan is in defaulted status, you cannot receive further Title IV aid until you resolve the issue. You can resolve the default in the following ways:

  • Repay the loan in full or consolidate the loan: If a defaulted loan is successfully consolidated, it is counted as paid in full. However, if the loan holder simply writes off the entire loan, the loan is not paid in full, and you remain ineligible for Title IV funds. Provide a letter documenting "Paid in Full/Consolidation" status or NSLDS status updated.
  • Make satisfactory repayment arrangements: After you make six consecutive, full, voluntary payments on time,you may regain eligibility for Title IV funds. Voluntary payments are those made directly and do not include payments obtained by federal offset, garnishment, or income or asset execution. You may regain eligibility under this option only one time.
  • Loan rehabilitation: Although you can regain eligibility for all federal student aid by making satisfactory repayment arrangements, the loan is still in default. A loan is rehabilitated once you make nine full, voluntary payments on time(no later than 20 days after the due date) within 10 consecutive months. Provide a letter documenting loan is no longer in default or NSLDS status updated.
After a loan is rehabilitated, you will no longer be in default and you will have all the normal loan benefits, such as deferments. For more information on resolving a defaulted loan, visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/default.

"Exceeds loan limits clearance" status

If you have reached your aggregate borrowing limit, you may not receive additional loans. If you believe this information is incorrect, contact your advisor.

"CPS PUSH - PELL LEU" status

There is a limit to the total amount of Federal Pell Grants that a student may receive, which is the equivalent of 6 school years. Based on information reported to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) by the schools you have attended, you may have received a total amount of Pell Grants that equals or exceeds the cumulative total you can receive.

The PELL LEU cannot be appealed. 600% Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility. You can log on to the National Student Loan Data System using your Federal Student Aid PIN and view your Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU). The LEU can be found on the Financial Aid Review page.

"Citizenship documentation" status

If a student must prove his status as a citizen or national, provide one of the documents below:

  • A copy of the student's birth certificate showing that she was born in the United States, which includes Puerto Rico (on or after Jan. 13, 1941), Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands (on or after Jan. 17,1917), American Samoa, Swain's Island or the Northern Mariana Islands, unless the person was born to foreign diplomats residing in the United States.
  • A U.S. passport, current or expired, except limited passports(which are typically issued for short periods such as a year and which don't receive as much scrutiny as a regular passport when applying). In the case of nationals who are not citizens, the passport will be stamped "Noncitizen National."
  • A copy of Form FS-240 (Consular Report of Birth Abroad), FS-545 (Certificate of birth issued by a foreign service post), or DS-1350 (Certification of Report of Birth). These are State Department documents.
    • A Certificate of Citizenship (N-560 or N-561), issued by USCIS to individuals who derive U.S. citizenship through a parent.
  • A Certificate of Naturalization (N-550 or N-570), issued by USCIS through a federal or state court, or through administrative naturalization after December 1990 to those who are individually naturalized.

"Unusual enrollment history" status

Ensure UMMC has official transcripts of all schools you have attended. Due to unusual enrollment, this information must be verified by the Office of Financial Aid.

"Ward of the court documentation" status

Complete and return the Orphan/Ward of the Court/Foster Care verification along with required documents

If you didn't find the answers you were looking for, contact an Office of Financial Aid advisor or call (601) 984-1117.