Financial Aid
Applying for Financial Aid

Verification Process

After your FAFSA is processed, Hudson Valley Community College will be sent the information electronically. If you filed electronically. You may be required to submit additional information to the Mastrangelo Financial Aid Center. Additional information is often required for one or more of the following reasons:

  1. Database Mismatch
    Your FAFSA data is matched against various federal databases (Social Security, Selective Service, Dept. of Veteran Affairs, etc…) to make sure you meet the basic eligibility requirements for federal financial aid. If it cannot be determined that you meet the basic eligibility requirements, you may be asked to submit any of the following:

    • Copy of your Social Security Card.

    • Copy of your birth certificate.

    • Proof of U.S. citizenship.

    • Selective Service registration confirmation.

    • Copy of your alien registration card.

    • Proof of being a veteran of the armed forces.

  2. Verification
    Federal aid applicants are randomly selected for a process called “verification.” If you are selected for this process, you will be required to submit the following to the Mastrangelo Financial Aid Center:

    • Verification Worksheet (available on Forms page)

    • Copy of student’s federal IRS tax return transcript*

    • Copy of student's W2 form(s)

    • Copy of parent’s federal IRS tax return transcript* (Dependent students only)

    • Copy of parent's W2 form(s) (Dependent students only)

*PLEASE NOTE: If you (or your parents, if you are a dependant) use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when filing the FAFSA, you may not be required to submit copies of the IRS tax return transcripts. You can also make a correction to your FAFSA to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool after the FAFSA has been submitted. Login to, choose "Make Corrections" and then select the "Financial Information" tab.

Learn about the Verification Process

Please be aware that all errors, mismatches and verification issues must be resolved before your financial aid can be finalized and applied to your account.