Parent Verification

After we receive your FAFSA information from the federal processor, we may need additional documentation from to verify your student's eligibility, your income, household, veterans education benefits or dependency status. We may also collect documentation for a quality assurance study. If we need additional information from you or your student, your student will be notified via their WMU email.

Security

Please help us protect your private information during the verification process. Do not send us original documents. Make copies to send, and keep your originals. Black out all social security numbers, leaving only the last four digits visible. This should be done only on documents requested for verification, such as tax return transcripts. We can no longer accept copies of tax returns for verification or appeals. If you send us a copy of a tax return, it will be shredded for your protection.

Notification

Students must check GoWMU and their WMU email often. A delay in providing the information requested may result in a delay of their aid payment or the reduction or loss of their awards. Students should:

  • Turn in all documents requested as soon as possible.
  • Be sure all documents are signed and complete.
  • Place their name and WIN on all submitted documents.
  • Keep photocopies of all information submitted and record the date documents were submitted.

Once we receive the FAFSA and any requested additional application documents, we will determine your student's eligibility for financial aid programs. Any discrepancies will be corrected on the FAFSA and your student will receive a revised Student Aid Report. If your student has been awarded aid, they will receive a revised award letter via email if the updated information affects their award eligibility.