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Verification Process

IMPORTANT: The June 30th priority deadline for fall 2020 verification document submission has passed. Students who have not yet started their verification are at risk of not having their financial aid available at the start of the term. Please submit your verification documents as soon as possible, as processing time increases as we approach the start of classes. If you need immediate assistance, contact Cal Student Central.

We’ll Get You Verified

We want to ensure that your financial aid awards are as accurate as possible. Please read the sections below for helpful information about the verification process.

Verification is a process required by the Department of Education and the California Student Aid Commission that is intended to improve the accuracy of the information provided on the aid application. We cannot disburse federal or state aid until verification is complete.

Priority Deadlines for 2020–2021

June 30, 2020: Students attending Berkeley starting in fall 2020 have until June 30th to complete their verification requirements to ensure funding by the start of the fall term.

December 1, 2020: Students attending Berkeley starting in spring 2021 have until December 1st to complete their verification requirements to ensure funding by the start of the spring term.