Verification

Students may receive a notice that their FAFSA has been selected for verification. If a student is selected for verification, they will receive an email from Simpson University requesting them to log into the Student Financial Services (SFS) Eligibility Center and submit all the requested documents to confirm the accuracy of data provided by the applicant on the FAFSA.

Delays in submitting the necessary paperwork can affect the disbursement of federal and institutional aid and may impact the amount of aid a student receives.

The U.S. Department of Education’s processor selects students for verification and determines which documents are required to complete the verification process. By logging into the SFS Eligibility Center, students can see the documents required to complete verification.

Some common examples of required documentation are:

Federal Tax Return: The best way to verify income is by using the Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA. You may also order a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS or by calling 800.908.9946. Please have the transcript mailed to you so that you can securely upload the transcript to the SFS Eligibility Center. No transcripts will be accepted in the office.

W-2 or Other Tax Documents: Students, parents, or spouses who have earned income, but did not file taxes, may be required to submit a copy of their W-2 or other federal-income-related documents. If you need a copy, please contact the IRS and have it mailed directly to you. No copies will be accepted in the office.

Proof of Citizenship: If your FAFSA is flagged for citizenship reasons, you may be required to upload a copy of your birth certificate, certificate of naturalization, permanent resident card, or passport.

You will be notified via email if additional documents are required to satisfy the verification process. Please check your Simpson-issued email regularly.

SFS Eligiblity Center

Students and parents can access the SFS Eligibility Center through the SU Portal:

  • Login using your SU Portal credentials
  • Click on the "Financial Aid" tab from the main page
  • Click on "SFS Eligibility Center (Verification)" under the "Other Links" list

From here, you will be redirected to the main page of Campus Logic. Campus Logic is a third-party system that Simpson University uses to house required verification documents. You will see a form with most of your information already filled in; you’ll have to fill in your date of birth and social security number. At the bottom of the page you will need to select that you understand the terms and conditions. Once the form is submitted, you will be redirected to your specific Campus Logic profile.

This a secure and convenient way for students to upload their personal information.

If you were not selected for verification or required to submit additional documents, your financial aid offer will be emailed to you 1-2 weeks after being admitted to Simpson University.