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The Financial Literacy Workshops are mandatory for any student receiving institutional aid.
We welcome and encourage all students to attend these workshops as they will offer guidance in making sound financial decisions.

Institutional aid includes any funding granted to a student by the university. For example: all athletic aid, choir, band, Residence Hall Advisors, Auxiliary, departmental scholarships, etc.

If you plan on receiving this aid for the following year, you must attend four (4) Financial Literacy workshops this academic year to receive the funding the upcoming year.


Verification Process

Important update for students who still need to complete verification for the 18/19 or 19/20 school years

As of today, January 9th, 2019, the Department of Education has issued new guidance on required documentation to complete Verification requirements. These changes are designed to ease the burden that many students and their families may be experiencing due to the partial government shut-down and the inability to obtain documentation from the IRS. Please carefully read the below items and contact our office if we can be of assistance or you have additional questions.

Income Tax Returns– Acceptable documents are:

Verification of Nonfiling –Acceptable documents are:

  • A signed statement certifying that the individual—
  • A copy of IRS Form W–2, or an equivalent document, for each source of 2016 or 2017 employment income received by the individual.

  • Note: A dependent student who is a nontax filer is excluded from the verification requirement to provide confirmation of the dependent student’s nonfiling status from the IRS or other relevant tax authority.

    Each year a portion of students' financial aid applications nationwide are chosen for random "verification": a process of confirming certain information supplied by you and/or your parents on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Some students are selected for verification by the US Department of Education, while the institution could select other students.  Students must submit the required documentation and be verified before receiving a financial aid award.

    IMPORTANT: As a first-time user of this site, students will need to click create account and establish an account using their preferred email (required for email notifications regarding documents) and cell phone number (optional for text alerts regarding documents).

    Verification and Loan Requirements (PPT)

    Common Documents that must be submitted for Verification

    The verification process can be different for each student. Common documents that must be supplied for verification include:

    What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Not Being Selected for Verification?

    All verification forms can only be completed online.


    Please login to MYCSU to access the verification site or visit the CSU Financial Aid Portal.