Students who wish to be considered for financial aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
Federal Verification Process
The Department of Education randomly selects individuals for a process called “Verification.” This process requires schools that participate in the federal aid program to ensure that students are completing the FAFSA form accurately. In order to verify the data that has been submitted on the FAFSA, students will be required to provide tax information (additional documentation may also be required) to NYLS. Students selected for verification, are informed on the Student Aid Report (SAR), which is received by the student after the FAFSA is processed by the federal government. In addition to federal tax return(s) students (and spouses, if applicable) are required to submit a Verification Worksheet to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid:
Individuals selected for verification will not receive notification of their financial aid awards until all verification documents are received and verification is complete.