Verification is the process of confirming the information on your financial aid application. About 30% of students are selected for verification by the federal government. Cal Poly may also choose to select you for verification.
If You’re Selected
If you are selected for verification by the federal or state government, it will be noted on the confirmation page immediately after you file the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application. You will also see comments at the bottom of your Student Aid Report and items will appear on your To-Do List in the My Cal Poly Portal. You will be asked to submit documents to confirm the information on your financial aid application. The documents and forms we are requesting will appear on your To-Do List in the My Cal Poly Portal.
Deadline to Submit Documents
We will not be able to disburse your financial aid (other than scholarships) until all the required documents are submitted and reviewed. Turn in the requested documents as soon as possible to avoid delays, ideally by July 1 to ensure a timely review. Documents must be submitted no later than the last day of your enrollment during the academic year to be eligible for any financial aid.
Completing the Process
Once you've submitted your documents, please allow up to 6-8 weeks for us to review and make corrections to your financial aid application, if necessary. There may be changes to your initial financial aid award. Your financial aid counselor may e-mail you for additional information or add items to your My Cal Poly Portal To-Do List. Once all the documents are reviewed and you are enrolled in the expected number of units, your financial aid will be able to be sent to your student account.