The Department of Education may send notification that the student’s FAFSA was selected by the federal processor for verification. Verification confirms the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA. The College is required to complete verification for selected students and to resolve any conflicting information. To comply with these regulations, follow the instructions on the verification worksheet provided by the College via email. Be sure the worksheet contains all required signatures before returning the form to the Office of Financial Aid, Bryn Mawr College, 101 North Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
Verification is complete when all requested forms and documentation have been submitted and reviewed for accuracy. Verification documents should be submitted within 30 days of the initial request, but no later than 120 days after the last day of the student’s enrollment.
If changes are made to the student's award during the verification process, the Office of Financial Aid will send a revised award letter or notify the student by e-mail that changes have been made and can be viewed electronically through her virtual Bryn Mawr account.
If students are selected for verification and have not requested the IRS Tax Return Transcript, they may submit signed Federal Income Tax Returns for themselves and their parents to Bryn Mawr Office of Financial Aid.
If the student or parent is a non-tax-filer they must submit a signed statement certifying that they have not filed and are not required to file a Federal Income Tax Return. The student or parent must provide a listing of the sources of any income earned by the individual from work and the amount of income from each source with a copy of the W-2 or equivalent document.
The submission of IRS tax data or IRS tax transcripts does not satisfy Bryn Mawr’s requirement that undergraduate students who apply for non-federal Bryn Mawr Grant submit full signed and dated federal income tax returns, both personal and business, all pages, schedules and attachments, including W2 forms, to the IDOC service.
Bryn Mawr College Office of Financial Aid must resolve conflicting information even if the student is not selected for verification before federal aid can be disbursed. Conflicting information may require a reevaluation of your prior year’s federal financial aid award. Conflicting information could include but is not limited to number of household members, number in college, marital status, tax filing status etc.
If changes are made to the student’s award during the verification process, the Office of Financial Aid will send a revised award letter or notify the student by email that changes have been made and can be viewed electronically through BiONiC.