Some FAFSAs are selected for a process called verification. If your FAFSA has been selected for verification, you are not alone!
- An estimated 30% of FAFSA filers are selected for the verification process. In this process, schools collect documentation from applicants to check the accuracy of FAFSA information. If chosen for verification, documents will be requested through the Financial Aid Portal, which can be accessed through mfa.umhb.edu.
Please do not submit any documents to our office that are not specifically requested.
During verification, the school compares the information provided on the FAFSA with the documents submitted to the office. If there are any differences between the FAFSA and the submitted documents, corrections will be made by our office and sent to the United States Department of Education.
It normally takes 5-7 business days for verification to be completed once all documents are submitted to and processed in our office. The process may take longer during peak processing times.
Your financial aid eligibility could change because of corrections made during verification. If your eligibility changes, your financial aid awards will be adjusted and you will receive a revised award letter or notification via email or postal mail.
The documents required will vary for each student. Forms and requests will be listed in your Financial Aid Portal.
- Go to mfa.umhb.edu
- Click on "Menu" button in upper left corner.
- Select "Documents"
Note: Make sure you are in the correct academic year in the upper left corner of page.
- Easy: Transfers info with the click of a button
- Fast: Instantly retrieves your information
- Accurate: Correctly fills in data fields
- Reduces amount of documents needing to be submitted to our office.
If for any reason you cannot use IRS Data Retrieval, you can request a tax return transcript using Get Transcript
Other documents could be requested due to federal requirements during the verification process or after verification has been completed. Remember to always check your Financial Aid portal for the status of your financial aid account and to view any requested documents.
You may be required to submit additional documentation even though you have not been selected for verification. These documents may include but are not limited to;
- Citizenship/eligible non-citizen status
- Veteran status
- High school completion
- Documentation of independent student status
In an effort to protect your confidential and personally identifiable information (i.e. social security number, tax information), documents may not be submitted via email.
Scholarships & Financial Aid accepts documents for students submitted via:
- In person
- Document Upload
- Fax (866) 397-3492
- Mail: 900 College St. Box 8080 | Belton, TX 76513
Please include your UMHB ID# on all of the documents submitted.
Your financial aid will not apply to your billing account until verification is complete, so please respond immediately to any requests from our department.
Should you fail to submit all required documentation, financial aid will not be awarded and/or disbursed.
If you were selected for verification after you received financial aid and you do not complete verification by your given deadline, your financial aid will be cancelled and you may be required to repay previously awarded aid.
Location: Sanderford Administrative Complex
Address: 900 College Street, Box 8080 • Belton, TX 76513
firstname.lastname@example.org • Phone: (254) 295-4517 • Fax: (866) 397-3492
Page last updated April 26, 2019