NYU is required to verify part of their student population applying for federal financial aid. If there are differences between the information reported on the FAFSA and the information gathered through this review, NYU is obligated to make corrections to your application, and your eligibility for federal and/or institutional aid may change as a result.

Because NYU must adhere to compliance standards, it is important to be aware that failure to respond and return the documents in a timely and complete manner will result in a cancellation of federal and need-based financial aid. Please respond to this request in order to avoid cancellation.

To access the required verification documents:

  • Log on to NYU Albert and go to your Student Center.
  • On your "To-Do" List click the verification link and from there you can access the FAFSA verification portal or you can navigate directly to nyu.edu/verify-my-fafsa. The FAFSA verification portal uses single sign on so you will register and then login using your NYU email and password. When initially registering, your first and last name, date of birth, and social security number must match the information that you provided on your FAFSA exactly.
  • Complete your FAFSA verification on your phone, tablet, or computer. Securely upload documents from any device. E-sign is available and encouraged.
  • Dependent students will be able to request their parent’s e-signature in the verification portal.

Please note that the review of the verification documents you submit may take several business days. Also, if there is information that is unclear or conflicting, NYU may ask you for additional documentation. If additional documentation is needed, you will receive an email directing you to log into the FAFSA verification portal to view your list of outstanding tasks.