Verification and File Review

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to carefully review all student aid applications for conflicting information. This is called file review.

Additionally, students may be selected for verification by the Department of Education due to incomplete information, inconsistent information, or random selection. If a student is selected for verification or found to have conflicting information, the student will be notified by the Berkeley College Financial Aid Department and will be required to submit additional forms and/or documents in order for the College to confirm whether the information reported on the FAFSA is correct.

Forms and Documents

Students may be required to submit additional e-forms and/or provide additional documentation (such as a federal income tax transcript or a verification worksheet). Students will receive a notification by email with instructions on how to submit required e-forms through Self-Service (Engage) or how to submit required documentation.

How to Submit

Copies of documents must be submitted through BerkBox, in-person, by mail, or by fax. Do not send documents by email.

BerkBox is a secure and convenient way to submit documents to Berkeley College. 

BerkBox (Students): Students may upload documents directly through BerkBox.

BerkBox (Parents): Parents may upload documents directly through the parents’ portal.

Documents may also be mailed to the Financial Aid Department at your campus or sent via fax at 973-200-1148.

After the required documentation has been submitted, the verification process will begin.