The U.S. Department of Education requires all institutions disbursing federal aid to verify the accuracy of the information submitted by students and families. Each year, approximately one third of the applications are chosen for verification. If chosen, you will be required to submit additional documentation to verify such information as household size, income, assets and number of family members in college. Failure to comply with this request will prohibit our office from awarding or disbursing financial aid. Verification is simplified if you authorize FAFSA to access your IRS account.