The Federal Verification Process 

The law says that before awarding Federal Student Aid, we may ask you to confirm the information you reported on your FAFSA. To verify that you provided correct information the financial aid administrator at your school will compare your FAFSA with the information on the verification worksheet and with any other required documents. If there are differences, your FAFSA information may need to be corrected. If you have questions about verification, contact your financial aid administrator as soon as possible so that your financial aid will not be delayed.

Hiwassee College has partnered with Inceptia to complete the verification process. In order to comply with the verification process please visit the Inceptia Verification Gateway. You will be prompted to create an account or login if you already have one. It is imperative that your personal information matches that of what it is on your FAFSA. Please do not use any nicknames. Once logged in you will be guided on what your next step will be. 

Do not delay in submitting your documents as this may affect your funding. We request that you complete all documents within seven days of receiving notice. All documents must be submitted by September 17, 2018 for the 2017-2018 academic year. Failure to provide the requested documents could result in the delay or denial of financial aid.

What Happens Next? 

A custom school link will be included in the introductory communication requesting you access Verification Gateway. You will need to do the following*:

  • Confirm your identity 
  • Create a secure user name and password
  • Decide if you want to receive text messages and approve to e-sign. 
  • Access your action list and begin the verification process.  

Upon receipt of all required documents, Inceptia will begin the verification process. Students will be notified if there are any questions or if any additional documentation is required via email, text, or postcard. Once verification has been completed, the student and Hiwassee College will be notified.  

*Dependent students that provided parental information on the FAFSA are required to have one parent also authenticate and create an account. This parent will be required to e-sign or provide an ink signature once all documentation has been submitted.

Questions

If you have any questions about the verification process, please contact Inceptia.

Inceptia

Hours:

Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST

Phone:

888-374-8427

Email:

VGCS@inceptia.org