High School Completion Status Verification

Federal Verification is a review process in which the University of Dayton, as required by the U.S. Department of Education, must verify the accuracy of the information provided on a student's FAFSA.  FAFSA applications are randomly selected by the Federal processor for verification.

Federal programs such as the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work Study and the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan Program have strict eligibility requirements. University and state funding awarded based on need may also be affected.

Initial financial aid awards are based on the most current information we have on file for you at that time. If the tax and household information differs from the information reported on the student’s FAFSA, financial aid could be increased, decreased or canceled altogether.

All verification documents should be forwarded to the Office of Financial Aid within 30 days of being requested. Failure to do so may result in reduction and/or cancellation of any need-based Federal-, state-, or University-funded financial aid. Students will be notified via email if any other documents are needed.

Documentation Requirements

Provide one of the following documents that indicate the student’s high school completion status: 

A copy of the student’s high school diploma.

A copy of the student’s final official high school transcript that shows the date when the diploma was awarded.

A copy of the student’s General Educational Development (GED) certificate or GED transcript.

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.

If State law requires a homeschooled student to obtain a secondary school completion credential for homeschool (other than a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent), a copy of that credential.

If State law does not require a homeschooled student to obtain a secondary school completion credential for homeschool (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 documents the successful completion of a secondary school education in a homeschool setting.

If you're unable to obtain the documentation listed above, you must contact the Office of Financial Aid.