Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Verification Process

The United States Department of Education (USDE) and Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) reserve the right to select your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for a review process referred to as "verification." If your application is selected, you are required to submit to the Financial Aid Department certain information: signed copies of the student's and, if dependent, the parents' previous year's federal tax return with all schedules attached; documentation of untaxed income or benefits; and a completed federal Verification Worksheet. If your application is selected for verification, you will be notified by the Financial Aid Department either via a Document Tracking Letter or online through your CCAC Central account and under “missing documents”, of the required documents necessary to complete the process. CCAC is required to complete this process prior to certifying student loans or disbursing aid funds to a student's account. Failure to complete the verification process within fourteen days of the initial request may result in the cancellation of aid and the termination of enrollment. If corrections are necessary, we will make them electronically on the student's FAFSA once we have completed the verification process. The student will then receive a revision from the federal processor. If any further action is needed, we will notify the student of the steps necessary to complete the process.