Hiram College

Verification

If you have been selected for verification, it is nothing to worry about. The federal government selects approximately 30% of all financial aid applicants for verification and it is the school's responsibility to complete this process on their behalf.

In the verification process, we compare the information that was submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the information your provide.  If changes are necessary, we will make those corrections electronically for you.

We have implemented an electronic process to submit requested documentation to us.  You (the student) should log onto Hiram College Online Verification.  Once there, you (the student) will be asked to create an account. Please follow these steps to begin the process:

  1. The student creates their account first by inputting the information requested that matches what you submitted on the FAFSA. Step-by-step instructions on setting up an account can be found by clicking here.
  2. Once you’ve created an account, the online system will walk you through the process of completing, uploading (if necessary), and e-signing any requested documents.
  3. Parent(s) of dependent students: please do not create an account until the student has initiated one for you. If parental information is needed, the student will initiate an account for you once they have submitted all required paperwork. You will then create & log-in with the information the student assigns you.

Should you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 330-569-5107 or via email at financialaid@hiram.edu.

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