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This resource is being maintained for historical purposes only and is not currently applicable.

Applications with Conflicting Information

AwardYear: 1996-1997
ChapterNumber: 1
ChapterTitle: Basic Requirements
Section: Applications with Conflicting Information
PageNumber:


[[34 CFR 668.16(f)]]
The General Provisions regulations require your school to develop an
adequate system to ensure the consistency of the information related
to a student's application for federal student aid, regardless of the
source of that information. You are responsible for reconciling all
information received, with one exception: If the applicant dies
during the award year, you are not required to resolve conflicting
data.

[[Must resolve conflicting information before disbursing federal
student aid]]
If you have conflicting information for an applicant or any reason to
believe his or her application information is incorrect, you MUST
resolve such discrepancies before disbursing federal student aid.
Further, if you discover discrepancies after disbursing federal student
aid, you must reconcile the conflicting information and require the
student to repay aid received in excess of his or her eligibility. (If
the overaward was a result of school error, your school may be liable
for repaying the program funds.) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
GUIDE, RESOLVING CONFLICTING INFORMATION IS
DISTINCT FROM VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND
PROCEDURES, AND SUPERSEDES ALL VERIFICATION
RULES.

Last Modified: 06/09/1998