The U.S. Department of Education randomly selects FAFSA application for a process known as verification. Verification is a review of the information provided on the FAFSA for accuracy. If selected, you will be notified by email with instructions to create your account and what information you will need to gather to submit to the verification portal. After your file is complete, you will be notified and will be able to view your award offer in LoLa. Your classes will not be secured with financial aid until you complete this process.
LDCC, has partnered with Inceptia for the processing of verification files. To access the portal, please visit https://www.verificationgateway.org
What is Verification?
The U.S. Department of Education randomly selects FAFSA applications for verification. If you are selected, the information on your FAFSA will be reviewed for accuracy. Here are some reasons why a student is selected for verification:
- The student was selected randomly
- The FAFSA that was submitted was incomplete
- The data on the FAFSA appears to contradict itself
- Estimated information was provided on the FAFSA
Will verification stop me from receiving financial aid?
Your aid will not be authorized until the verification process is successfully completed. Once the necessary requirements are submitted, your file will be reviewed, and you will be notified of the next step. If additional information is needed, or corrections to your FAFSA need to be made by Inceptia, you will need to allow additional time for processing. Your classes will not be secured by financial aid until verification is completed.
What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is an option offered on the FAFSA that allows the transfer of tax information directly from the IRS to the FAFSA. It is strongly recommended that this is used so that the information provided on the FAFSA is accurate.
What is an IRS Tax Return Transcript? How do I obtain one?
If you are selected for verification and were not able to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool, you may be required to submit your tax return transcript from the IRS. This is not a copy of your tax return. The tax return transcript can be requested free of charge by using the link below:
Will my financial aid change due to verification?
If the information provided for verification does not match your FAFSA, corrections will be made on your behalf. These corrections may decrease or increase your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), or it may not change at all. Your EFC is calculated by the Department of Education and determines what type of aid you may qualify for and how much (based on your enrollment status).
Do I still have to complete verification if I did not work or file taxes?
If you are selected for verification, then you must complete the process. Each student has their own specific requirements which are determined by the Department of Education.
Federal Verification Process
We are pleased to announce we have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process for Louisiana Delta Community College. Verification Gateway (VG) from Inceptia is an online portal to guide students and parents through verification.
If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education, you will receive an email from VGCS@inceptia.org, or postcard from Inceptia, containing Louisiana Delta Community College’s unique website link to start the verification process.
We encourage you to begin the verification process within 7 days of receiving notification from Verification Gateway to ensure you receive your financial aid in time for payments. Failure to complete the verification process could result in the delay or denial of your financial aid.
Follow these steps to complete your verification.
- Access our school’s unique website link in the email from VGCS@inceptia.org or listed below.
- Create your account* and choose preferences for text messages and e-signatures.
- Complete your Task List.
- Confirm your signature and review your information.
- Sign your account.
*If you are a dependent student, your parent also needs to create their own account and complete each of these steps.
Louisiana Delta Community College Verification Gateway Links and Deadlines
2022-2023 Federal Verification: https://www.verificationgateway.org/ladelta2023
Deadline for submitting these documents is August 1, 2023.
Questions about the verification process?
Contact Inceptia, Monday through Friday 8 am – 7 pm Central at 888.374.8427 or VGCS@inceptia.org.
Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in verification, financial aid management, financial education, and repayment wellness. Our mission supports schools as they illuminate paths towards educational and financial success for students and families.
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