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Certain students are selected for verification by the federal government when a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is filed. Notification of selection for verification appears on the Student Aid Report (SAR). Students are notified by SCAD via email and on MySCAD. When a student is selected for verification, the financial aid office is required to verify various data elements listed on the student's FAFSA. If you have been selected for verification, please read the following instructions carefully to avoid a delay in processing your aid.
The information submitted to SCAD is compared to the information on your FAFSA. This can take up to two weeks, depending on the time of year. If there are no discrepancies between the information on your FAFSA and the information you supplied, your financial aid is processed and you will receive an award letter.
If there are discrepancies between the information on your FAFSA and the information you supplied, the financial aid office will make the corrections. When the corrections are processed you will receive another Student Aid Report from the government. Your aid will be processed and you will receive an award letter.
If the financial aid office does not have enough information or needs clarification on items submitted, you will be notified. Verification cannot continue until all issues are resolved. Financial aid is not awarded, or if already awarded will not be disbursed, until verification is completed. If verification cannot be completed before the end of the quarter, you could lose eligibility for some types of financial aid for that quarter. Generally, financial aid cannot be awarded or disbursed after the end of the award year; therefore, timely submission of supporting documents is imperative.
If you are selected for verification after you have received your initial award letter, your financial aid could change after verification is completed. You will receive an updated award letter notification via email within two weeks, if aid changes.
115 E. York St.
Savannah, Ga. 31401
912.525.5820 (undergraduate) or 912.525.6315 (graduate)
1600 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, Ga. 30309
292 Tai Po Road
Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Financial Aid office
P.O. Box 2701
Savannah, Ga. 31402-2701
If you have requested a filing extension, you must submit a copy of the completed Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, IRS Form 4868, along with the following documentation: