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

Applications with Conflicting Information

AwardYear: 1998 - 1999
ChapterNumber: 1
ChapterTitle: Basic Requirements
Section: Applications with Conflicting Information
PageNumber: 2-3


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.

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 unless the student is no longer enrolled for the award year. (See Chapter 4 of this guide, “Overpayments, Overawards, 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: 02/03/1999