Verification Policies and Procedures
Upon receipt of an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR), Sauk Valley Community College will send students a Document Request Letter. Students are required to return all requested documents by the 30 day deadline (Priority Deadline Date) listed on the Document Request Letter.
If a student fails to have all documents returned by the Priority Deadline Date, but later submits the required documentation, SVCC Office of Financial Assistance will process the students file once all files that were turned in by the Priority Deadline Date have been completed.
SVCC verifies all files that are chosen by the Department of Education, and may choose to verify additional files. If a student’s file is chosen for verification by the Department of Education or SVCC’s Office of Financial Assistance, they will not be awarded aid until they have provided all required documentation. If the Office of Financial Assistances feels that there is conflicting information, the student must provide additional documentation to resolve the conflict.
Verification documents will be used by the Office of Financial Assistance to make corrections to a student’s FAFSA application if required. Students may make changes to their FAFSA application by logging in at www.fafsa.gov. Once a student has turned in all required verification documentation, the Office of Financial Assistance advises against making changes to the FAFSA without contacting our office. Changes made while a file is being verified or after an award letter has been sent could result in a delay in processing or need for additional documentation.
Once the Office of Student Financial Assistance has completed processing of a student’s file, the student will be sent an Estimated Award Letter. If the student’s eligibility for Title IV Aid (financial aid) changes at a later date, the student will be sent a new Estimated Award Letter.