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Verifying Number Enrolled in Postsecondary Education

AwardYear: 1996-1997
ChapterNumber: 2
ChapterTitle: Required Verification Items and Acceptable Documentation
Section: Verifying Number Enrolled in Postsecondary Education

For federal student aid purposes, an applicant may include in this
number only those individuals who are counted in the household size
and who will be attending a postsecondary educational institution AT
LEAST HALF TIME (6 credit hours per term for at least one term or
12 clock hours per week) between July 1, 1996 and June 30, 1997.
Such students must be working toward a degree or certificate leading
to a recognized educational credential at an eligible Title IV school.

[[Signed statement in lieu of completed worksheet]]
If the applicant completes a verification worksheet, no further
documentation for this item is required. However, in lieu of the
worksheet, you should require a statement signed by the applicant
(and at least one of the applicant's parents, for dependent students).
The statement should include the names and ages of those enrolled
and the names of the institutions they plan to attend. If you still have
reason to doubt the enrollment information reported, you should
require the student to obtain documentation from the other students
and institutions listed. (If a student in question has not yet registered,
documentation from the institution may not be available.)

Note that the statement to verify the number enrolled in a
postsecondary education institution may be combined with the
household size statement.

When Verifying Number Enrolled in Postsecondary Education is Not

As with household size, you do not have to verify the number
enrolled in a postsecondary institution in any of the following

- The student's valid federal output document (SAR or ISIR--see
definitions on page 4) is received within 90 days of the date the
application was signed.

- The reported number enrolled is one (the applicant only).

- The family members the applicant lists are enrolled at least half
time at your school, and you have confirmed their enrollment
through your own records.

Last Modified: 06/09/1998