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.