Verification

Verification Form 2021 Interactive Module for the 2020-2021 award year (fall 2020, spring 2021, and summer 2021)

Verification Form 2022 Interactive Module  for the 2021-2022 award year (fall 2021, spring 2022, and summer 2022)


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General Information

The verification process requires the University of Louisville’s Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) to verify self-reported information from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before finalizing your federal aid eligibility.  The U.S. Department of Education requires UofL to comply with federal regulations as part of the process of awarding federal aid.  UofL has the authority to request copies of certain financial documents during this process.  These documents may be requested from you, your parent(s), and/or your spouse (if married).

You will be notified by email if you are selected for verification, and the forms will be available on your ‘Tasks’ list on  ULink. Check your ‘Tasks’ list frequently for additional updates about your verification and financial aid status.  You can check your ‘Tasks’ by logging in to  ULink and selecting the ‘Tasks’ tile on the Student Homepage.  If you have difficulty printing your verification form, please contact us at 502.852.5511 or visit our office. The form and any attachments can be submitted by mail, in person, or by fax. Do not email the verification form or any additional requested documentation.

The verification process cannot begin if you and/or, if applicable, your parent(s) are required to file an IRS income tax return and have not yet filed.  The only exception is if you and/or your parent(s) have been granted an additional IRS filing extension beyond the automatic six-month extension.  If this situation applies to you, please contact our office for additional information.

If there are any differences between your FAFSA application and your verified information, we (the SFAO) may send corrections electronically to have your FAFSA reprocessed.  After verification is completed, you and/or your parent(s) may be required to report asset information on the FAFSA.  You will be notified if additional information is needed. 


Verification Form Statuses

The Verification Form status in your ULink ‘Task’ tile will change throughout the verification process.  Below are the Verification Form statues you may see, along with a description of each:

  • Initiated:  Your form has been assigned but not yet received by our office.
  • Accepted:  A verification item has been received but not reviewed.
  • ActiveAdditional information is needed: Review your ULink Task Tile and your UofL e-mail.
  • Received:  Your form is being reviewed. Monitor your ULink Task Tile and your UofL e-mail.
  • In Progress:  Your form is being processed.

You will be sent an email from our office once verification has been completed.  The email will include next steps regarding the financial aid process.


Due Dates

You must complete verification before your federal, state, and/or campus need-based financial aid eligibility can be finalized and evaluated for disbursement to your student account.

  • Verification must be completed by the priority due dates below to ensure your aid eligibility is evaluated prior to the start of the term in which you are enrolled. Your financial aid (if previously offered or disbursed) will be cancelled if your verification form and all required documents are not submitted by this date.
    • Types of aid that may be awarded, cancelled, updated, and/or changed based on completion of the verification process: Federal Pell, SEOG, and TEACH Grants, Federal Direct Loans, Federal Work-Study, state CAP Grant, and UofL Need-Based Grants. The verification process will determine if you are eligible for any of these types of aid.
  • Certain types of aid (please see above) may not be available if verification is completed after the priority due date.
  • Failure to submit the requested documentation by the deadlines provided below could result in the discontinuation of all application processing, including federal student loans.
    • If you received a specific deadline date by e-mail from our office, you must submit the verification form and required documents by that date or your financial aid will be cancelled.
  • Please contact our office if you cannot meet the deadlines.

2021-2022 Due Dates

Your Final Term of Enrollment for the Aid Year:

Priority Due Date:

Final Deadline:

Fall 2021

June 25, 2021

November 29, 2021

Spring 2022

November 29, 2021

April 18, 2022

Summer 2022

April 18, 2022

July 25, 2022

For Federal Pell Grant eligibility review only: Verification must be completed by 9/9/2022, or 120 days after the last date of the student’s 2021-2022 academic year enrollment, whichever is earlier.

2020-2021 Due Dates

Your Final Term of Enrollment for the Aid Year:

Priority Due Date:

Final Deadline:

Fall 2020

July 14, 2020

November 30, 2020

Spring 2021

November 30, 2020

April 19, 2021

Summer 2021

April 19, 2021

July 26, 2021

For Federal Pell Grant eligibility review only: Verification must be completed by 9/10/2021, or 120 days after the last date of the student’s 2020-2021 academic year enrollment, whichever is earlier.


Dental and Medical Students

  • If you are a School of Dentistry student, please contact the School of Dentistry’s Financial Aid Office for information regarding the verification process (Telephone: 502.852.5076; Website: louisville.edu/dentistry/financialaid).
  • If you are a School of Medicine student, please contact the School of Medicine’s Financial Aid Office for information regarding the verification process (Telephone: (502) 852-5187; Website: louisville.edu/medicine/financialaid).