Verification and File Review
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to carefully review all student aid applications. Further, the college is required to review all applications for conflicting information. This is called file review.
Additionally, you may be selected for verification by the Department of Education due to incomplete information, inconsistent information, or random selection. If you are selected for verification or found to have conflicting information, you will be notified by the Berkeley College Financial Aid Department and you will be required to submit additional forms and/or documents in order for the College to confirm whether the information reported on your 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 returns 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:
- New York City- 212-986-4380
- Brooklyn- 718-637-8614
- White Plains- 914-323-2192
- Newark- 973-368-9848
- Paramus- 201-291-0878
- Woodbridge- 732-750-7932
- Woodland Park- 973-279-3763
- Online- 973-405-2114
After you have submitted the required documentation, the verification process will begin. The length of time the process lasts varies depending on the circumstances.