Conflicting Information Policy

In order to ensure the integrity of all financial aid applicant data received at Adams State University, the Financial Aid Office must resolve any conflicting information in a student’s file. Any office at Adams State may hold information or documentation that could create a conflict. The Financial Aid Office will work with all sources to collect documentation for purposes of clarification and accuracy.

Common sources of conflicting information can be, but are not limited to:

  • Social Security number
  • Date of Birth
  • Name change
  • Dependency status
  • Marital status (student and/or parent)
  • Admissions status
  • Admissions information regarding prior institutions
  • Income and taxes paid
  • Number in household
  • Number in college
  • NSLDS data

A student may be asked to submit written documentation and/or additional information to clarify or correct conflicting information. This action may be in conjunction with the Verification process or a separate request.

If there is reason to believe a student has intentionally submitted incorrect data or withheld information to gain access to federal, state, or institutional student aid, their student financial aid package may be canceled and/or additional administrative action taken.