Current students - We recommend that returning students file their FAFSA by April 15th and that you submit your verification information within 30 days of when you received the email from Student Administrative Services indicating you were selected for verification. If you file your FAFSA after April 15th, you must submit your verification information within 30 days if you would like your financial aid eligibility to be determined prior to the beginning of the Fall term.
If you do not submit verification documentation by the first day of class or within 90 days of the date we first emailed you regarding the verification requirement, we will assume you are no longer interested in applying for federal financial aid (Pell Grant, SEOG, Direct Loans and Work-Study) or Clarkson need-based aid (i.e. Clarkson Grant). You will not receive a Financial Aid award package until the verification process is completed.
New students - Your financial aid award package is tentative until all required documentation has been submitted and reviewed. Financial aid will not be credited to your student account until the verification process has been completed.
When we have received all requested documentation your file will be reviewed. If your FAFSA information requires correction, we will make the necessary corrections and transmit them electronically to the Department of Education (ED). If, based on the corrected information, your award package changes, we will send you a revised Financial Aid Notification (FAN) within 2 weeks of the date we resubmitted your information to ED.