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Verification Groups

Students who are selected for verification will be placed in one of the following groups by CPS to determine which FAFSA information must be verified.

V1—Standard Verification Group.
Students in this group must verify the following if they are tax filers:
• adjusted gross income
• U.S. income tax paid
• untaxed portions of IRA distributions
• untaxed portions of pensions
• IRA deductions and payments
• tax-exempt interest income
• education credits
• household size
• number in college
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits
• child support paid

Students who are not tax filers must verify the following:
• income earned from work
• household size
• number in college
• SNAP benefits
• child support paid

V3Child Support Paid Verification Group. Students must verify child support paid by them or their spouse, their parents, or both.

V4Custom Verification Group. Students must verify high school completion status and identity/statement of educational purpose in addition to receipt of SNAP benefits and payment of child support.

V5Aggregate Verification Group. Students must verify high school completion status and identity/statement of educational purpose in addition to the items in the Standard Verification Group.

V6Household Resources Group. Students must verify the items in the Standard Verification Group as well as certain other untaxed income on the 2015–2016 FAFSA:

• payments to tax-deferred pension and retirement savings plans (Questions 45a and 94a)
• child support received (Questions 45c and 94c)
• housing, food, and other living allowances paid to members of the military, clergy, and others (Questions 45g and 94g)
• veterans’ non-education benefits (Questions 45h and 94h)
• other untaxed income (Questions 45i and 94i)
• money received or paid on the applicant’s behalf (Question 45j)
• resources or benefits not appearing on the FAFSA, such as in-kind support from a relative or a government agency.

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