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

Applications with Conflicting Information

AwardYear: 1997-1998
ChapterNumber: 1
ChapterTitle: Basic Requirements
Section: Applications with Conflicting Information
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[[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 have 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. (See Chapter Five, "Overpayments, Referrals, &
Suspected Fraud.) The requirement to resolve CONFLICTING
INFORMATION IS SEPARATE AND DISTINCT FROM
VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS/PROCEDURES AND
SUPERSEDES ALL VERIFICATION RULES: YOU MUST
RESOLVE ALL CONFLICTS WHETHER OR NOT THE
STUDENT'S APPLICATION WAS SELECTED FOR
VERIFICATION.

Last Modified: 07/28/1998