2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog > Financial Aid > Verification Requirements
Verification is the process of comparing the data provided on the FAFSA with other requested documentation such as a tax transcript. Much of the selection process is random. However, some students are selected because the information on the FAFSA is inconsistent. Students for financial aid should save all records and other materials used to complete the FAFSA such as federal income tax returns, W2s and other records which will substantiate sources of income available.
If a file is selected for verification, the required information will be requested from the student by our School Servicing Center through Financial Aid Services (FAS). The students will be sent instructions and directed to the verification website at www.SSCwp.org to begin the process. Our School Serving Center will assist the student with the verification process. However, at any time, the student may contact their financial aid counselor with questions/concerns. Once the student's verification is complete, the Office of Student Financial Aid will be notified.
All verification documents should be submitted before the due date of the semester bill to ensure that timely payments can be made to the student's account. Failure to supply this information may result in the cancellation of all financial aid and will result in an outstanding balance on the student's account.
Please note that Verification may also result in a revision to any aid awarded prior to the completion of the verification process.
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