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Verifying Number Enrolled In Postsecondary Education

AwardYear: 1998 - 1998
ChapterNumber: 2
ChapterTitle: Required Verification Items And Acceptable Documentation
Section: Verifying Number Enrolled In Postsecondary Education
PageNumber: 1


The applicant should always be included in this number, but other individuals can be included only if they are counted in the household size and 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, 1998 and June 30, 1999. These individuals must also be working toward a degree or certificate leading to a recognized educational credential at an eligible Title IV school (see the 1998-99 Federal Student Financial Aid Handbook, Chapter 3, for more on institutional eligibility).

If the applicant completes a verification worksheet, no further documentation for this item is required. However, in lieu of the worksheet, you must require a statement signed by the applicant (and at least one of the applicantÂ’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 Required

You do not have to verify the number enrolled in a postsecondary institution in any of the following instances:

The studentÂ’s valid federal output document (SAR, SAR Information Acknowledgement, or ISIR) 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: 02/03/1999