The U.S. Department of Education, state of Maryland and Capitol Technology University frequently check the accuracy of the information you provide on the FAFSA through a verification process.

Documents generally required to successfully complete verification include submitting your IRS Tax Transcripts if you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA, W-2 forms, a verification worksheet and other documents as necessary. If you are selected for verification, you cannot receive federal and state financial aid until the process is complete.