Financial aid office announces new E-verification process

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STEPHENVILLE (April 29, 2015) — The Office of Financial Aid at Tarleton State University has launched a new paperless, online verification system to speed up processing financial aid awards for students selected for U.S. Department of Education verification.

Until recently, Tarleton students who had applied for financial aid and were selected for U.S. Department of Education verification waited an average of six weeks from the time they submitted all necessary documents to complete the process.

As part of Tarleton’s commitment to providing exemplary service to its students, that process may now take less than 10 days with the new online system.

Tarleton’s Office of Financial Aid has been working since early January to integrate this new solution with existing financial aid processes. Students selected for verification will be notified by email and, to begin the verification process, will sign in with their own personal URL.

Students and parents now will submit documentation necessary for verification electronically, eliminating cumbersome paper management and allowing more efficient review, communication and award disbursement. A document scanner will be located at Texan Services, inside the Tarleton Center, along with one already available in the Dick Smith Library, to allow students to conveniently scan their documents for submission.

“I am so pleased that we are able to offer this type of service to our students and their parents,” said Kathy Wright, executive director of Student Financial Assistance Services. “We continue to look for ways to expedite the delivery of financial aid and this is a very positive step in that direction.”

To learn more about Tarleton’s Student Financial Aid Office, visit www.tarleton.edu/finaid.

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