Financial Aid
FAFSA Verification
What is verification, and why me?
  • Approximately 30% of students who complete the FAFSA are selected to complete an audit process called verification.
  • Students are randomly selected for this process which is designed to ensure that the FAFSA is completed correctly and is free of errors.
  • If you are randomly selected, the college is required to collect additional documentation to process your FAFSA.
How do I know if I am selected for verification and what documentation is needed?
  • Read the comment section on your FASFA Student Aid Report (SAR). To do this, go to and select "View and Print Your Student Aid Report (SAR)."
  • The Financial Aid Office will also attempt to notify you via your myTRCC student email.
  • Check your email often for messages from the Financial Aid Office.
  • Check the Communications menu on myTRCC and select "My Documents" for alerts on missing documents.
How do I complete my file?
  • Verification forms are available on the website. (Paper copies are available upon request.)
  • Link tax information for student (spouse and parent if applicable). Directions for linking taxes are available on the IRS Website.
  • Return all requested information to the Financial Aid Office or any external location.
    • Mail to 2080 Three Rivers Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
    • Fax to 573-840-9604
    • Email to
  • If additional documentation is needed, the student will be notified by student email or may check the Communications menu on myTRCC and select "My Documents" for alerts on missing documents.
  • It is the student's responsibility to make sure the Financial Aid Office receives the items requested in a timely manner. Failure to return requested documentation may result in delay of financial aid or responsibility of account balance.
Has the Financial Aid Office received all of my paperwork?
  • If you have submitted all paperwork, please know it can take up to 10-14 days for the information to update in our system. If you receive additional emails, please contact the Financial Aid at 573-840-9606 to determine if further information is required.
How long does the verification process take and what is the next step?
  • Verification must be complete in order to receive financial aid benefits. The process does take several weeks, so it is important to submit all completed paperwork as soon as possible.
  • Allow up to four (4) to six (6) weeks for processing once you have submitted all required paperwork.
  • Any corrections needed to be made on your FAFSA will be submitted to the Department of Education by the Financial Aid Office.
  • You may receive an updated Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education which indicates corrections have been made to your FAFSA.
  • Once you receive the SAR allow 2 weeks for awards to be updated on your myTRCC student account.
  • Award letters may be viewed at myTRCC under Financial Aid and selecting “Financial Aid Award Letter”.
  • Unless you notify the college in writing to decline your financial aid awards, we will consider you as having accepted your financial aid award letter. (Paper copies available upon request.)
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