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(ANN-09-35) Subject: Training Recording - Verification: A School Responsibility

Publication Date: November 20, 2009

DCL ID: ANN-09-35

Subject: Training Recording - Verification: A School Responsibility

Summary: This letter announces Federal Student Aid's recorded training session on performing verification of student applicant data.

Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the availability of a recorded training session that provides detailed information about performing verification of student applicant data. This one-hour training session is intended for financial aid office personnel and other staff at participating Title IV institutions who are responsible for performing verification.

The session is geared towards individuals who have a basic working knowledge of the Federal student aid programs, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Student Aid Report (SAR), and the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR).

The recorded training session includes the following information:

  • Top compliance issues associated with verification

  • Verification requirements for the school’s policies and procedures manual

  • Examination of when verification is required and for which Federal student aid programs

  • Discussion of limiting verification to 30% of the school’s student applicant pool

  • FAFSA data elements that must be verified

  • Acceptable documentation for completing verification

  • Review of when corrections must be submitted to the Central Processing System (CPS)

  • Online tools available on the FAA Access to CPS Online Web site to assist with the verification process

No registration is required to view the recorded training session. The session has three parts. To view each part of the session, click on the links below.

Note: A recording key is not required to view the session.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

To view the PowerPoint slides and transcript of the recorded training session, click on this link:

Note: We recommend trainees download and print the PowerPoint slides before beginning the training.

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of our training efforts. If you have questions about this training opportunity, please contact Yolanda Adams at


Jana Hernandes
Service Director, Operations
Federal Student Aid

Last Modified: 11/19/2009