Verification

Welcome to Financial Aid

Verification is a review process intended to improve the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA. If selected for verification either by the federal government or by the financial aid office, you may be asked to provide copies of documentation such as:

  • Verification Worksheet 
  • Signed Federal Tax Return(s) for fall 2021/spring 2021
  • W-2 Forms
  • Request for Non-Filing Letter- (Please note that this is only for parents (and independent students) who did not file a 2019 Federal Tax Return)
  • Other documents may be required

Once completed, the verification documents should be sent to The Chowan University Financial Aid Office:

Net Partner, Chowan’s online financial aid system, or email finaid@chowan.edu.

By mail to:

Chowan University
Financial Aid Office
One University Place
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Fax: (252) 398-6513

You can also deliver the forms in person. The Financial Aid Office is located on the ground floor of the McDowell Columns Building.

Each student and parent must have a unique FSA ID and password in order to apply for Financial Aid. Visit fsaid.ed.gov to obtain your FSA ID and set your password.

For your security, we request that you do not send any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) via email or attachments. This may include social security numbers, dates of birth, and other information.  
 

Changes in Financial Circumstances

In limited instances, the Financial Aid Office may be able to consider a one-time adjustment to the FAFSA for changes in financial status. Circumstances may include:

Parent or student earned money in 2020, and has lost a job in 2021, or received fewer hours at work. 
Parent or student has changed jobs, retired, or had an income reduction. 
Parents (or student and spouse) have separated and/or divorced since completed the FAFSA.
A parent or spouse has died since completing the FAFSA. 
Parents took a one-time distribution from an IRA or pension account. 
Parents (or student) received an untaxed benefit (child support, unemployment, untaxed VA benefits, combat pay, etc.) and it is no longer available.
Other extenuating circumstances. 

If you have been impacted by any of these areas, we encourage you to complete the 2021-22 Change in Financial Status Request form.  Please note that additional documents will likely be requested as we process your information. If you have additional questions, you may contact the Financial Aid Office at 252-398-6535 or email finaid@chowan.edu