Verification

NOTE: If you do not complete the verification process, you forfeit eligibility for federal student aid and other need-based aid.

1. WHAT IS VERIFICATION?
Verification is a review process which documents select data elements of a student's FAFSA. Each year approximately 30% of FAFSAs filed across the nation are selected for verification. In this FAFSA review, the financial aid staff compares the FAFSA with information provided in the required verification documents, including IRS tax data. If discrepant information is discovered, the Coahoma Community College financial aid office will update the FAFSA and send the corrected FAFSA to CPS for reprocessing. Additionally, financial aid awards will be recalculated using the updated FAFSA and its EFC calculation.

2. WHAT DOCUMENTATION WILL BE REQUIRED?
Generally, when selected, a verification worksheet and IRS tax information are required.

3. HOW DO I USE THE IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL?
Please refer to the IRS data retrieval tool instructional guide for more information.

4. HOW CAN I SUBMIT THE REQUIRED VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS?
Documents can be submitted using any of the following options:

  1.    E-mail: financialaid@coahomacc.edu (scan the document(s), save as a PDF, and send as an email attachment)
  2.    Fax: (662) 627-9871 Attn: Verification
  3.    Mail: Financial Aid, 3240 Friars Point Rd., Clarksdale, MS  38614

5. WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROCESS?
Contact the Financial Aid office via email or by phone (662.621.4200).