V5B 2020–2021 Verification Worksheet Independent Student

V4A 2020–2021 Verification Worksheet Independent Student

Independent Student’s Information

High School Completion Status

Provide one of the following documents that indicate the student’s high school completion status when the student begins college in 2020–2021:
  • A copy of the student’s high school diploma.
  • For students who completed secondary education in a foreign country, a copy of the “secondary school leaving certificate” or other similar document.
     A copy of the student’s final official high school transcript that shows the date when the diploma was awarded.
  • A State certificate or transcript received by a student after the student passed a State-authorized examination that the State recognizes as the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED test, HiSET, TASC, or other
    State-authorized examination).
  • An academic transcript that indicates the student successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree.
  • For a student who was homeschooled from a state where state law requires the student to obtain a secondary school completion credential for homeschooling (other than a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent), a copy of that credential.
  • For a homeschooled student in a State where State law does not require the student to obtain a secondary school completion credential for homeschooling (other than a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent), a transcript, or the equivalent, signed by the student's parent or guardian, that lists the secondary school
    courses the student completed and includes a statement that the student successfully completed a secondary school education in a homeschool setting.
  • A student who is unable to obtain the documentation listed above must contact the financial aid office.

    Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose (To Be Signed at the Institution)

    The student must appear in person at above Postsecondary Educational Institution to verify his or her identity by presenting an unexpired, valid government-issued photo identification (ID), such as, but not limited to, a driver’s license, other state-issued ID, or passport. The institution will maintain a copy of the student’s photo ID that is annotated by the institution with the date it was received and reviewed and the name of the official at the institution authorized to collect and review the student’s ID.
    In addition, the student must sign, in the presence of the institutional official, the statement of Educational
    Purpose provided below:

    Statement of Educational Purpose

    I certify that I am the individual signing this Statement of Educational Purpose and that the Federal student financial assistance I may receive will only be used for educational purposes and to pay the cost of attending above postsecondary educational institution for 2020-2021.
    Upload Valid Photo ID:
    Maximum upload size: 104.86MB

    Certification and Signature (Independent Student)

    WARNING: If you purposely give false or misleading information, you may be fined, sent to prison, or both.
    Certifications and Signatures

    Each person signing below certifies that all of the information reported is complete and correct.
    The student and one parent whose information was
    reported on the FAFSA must sign and date.