The verification process requires you to confirm the data you reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In most cases, students are selected at random by the Department of Education for verification. The University reserves the right to select a record for verification if documentation does not appear to be accurate. If you are selected for verification, you will need to submit all required documentation before any Title IV aid can be disbursed to your account.

Eligibility for need-based awards is determined by the information you have provided on your FAFSA. This information is also used to calculate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

In applying for and receiving need-based aid, you agree to provide any additional information to document your eligibility to this office. The University reserves the right to request and review this additional information and, if necessary, to reduce or cancel awards made based on updated or corrected financial and other information. You are responsible for the accuracy of all data submitted on your FAFSA copies of federal tax transcripts, and other relevant documents.

Each year the U.S. Department of Education selects a percentage of students who complete the FAFSA to have their financial information verified. If you are selected for verification please refer to the Missing Information Letter you received or reference your “To Do List” by logging in to my.pitt.edu and following this path: Student Center Login > Main Menu> SelfService > Campus Personal Information > To Do List. Newly admitted students, use the login instructions sent by the Admissions Office. You will then need to create an account at pitt.verifymyfafsa.com and complete all required tasks.

Please submit the requested documents within 14 days. Documents received after 14 days will still be reviewed; however, processing may be delayed.