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2016 - 2017 Missing Document Letter Codes

CODES INSTRUCTIONS REQUIRED FORMS / ACTIONS
$ AMN’T OF CHILD SUPPORT PAID You need to submit proof of the amount of Child Support paid. Division of Child Support
ACADEMIC PLAN REQUIRED The Financial Aid Office determined that you need to develop an Academic Plan to assist you in meeting South’s Satisfactory Academic Progress standards and to ensure successful program completion.
  • Meet with an advisor or counselor to develop an Academic Plan.
  • Submit a signed copy of your Academic Plan to the Financial Aid Office.
ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT Official academic transcripts from all previously attended schools are needed before the Financial Aid Office can continue reviewing your financial aid request. Order and submit official transcripts from your previous schools. You will need to contact each of your previous schools for assistance with this process.

If you cannot obtain official transcripts please come into the Financial Aid Office.
AGGREGATE VERIFICATION The Department of Education has selected you for an audit process called verification.  This Verification requires that you either appear in person to the Financial Aid Office, or obtain the signature of a Notary. V5 Verification Witnessed
V5 Verification_Notorized - Complete this V5 form if you cannot appear in person.

Note: If you choose to have a Notary sign your form, you must mail the verification form. We cannot accept faxed or scanned forms.
APPLY FOR ADMISSIONS Apply for Admissions at South Seattle College Apply For Admissions
CALL (202) 377-3889 TO RESOLVE The Department of Education would like to speak with you regarding your eligibility to receive financial aid funding.
  • Call (202) 377-3889 for assistance within 30 days of receiving your Student Aid Report (SAR).
CALL (202) 377-4074 TO RESOLVE The Department of Education would like to speak with you regarding your eligibility to receive financial aid funding.
  • Please call the Department of Education at (202) 377-4074 for assistance within 30 days of receiving your Student Aid Report (SAR).
CHECK CANCELLED A financial aid refund was canceled. No action is required.
CHECK NSLDS STATUS The Financial Aid office will check the National Student Loan Data System for required action. No action is required.
CLARIFY MAJOR/PROGRAM OF STUDY There is conflicting information in regards to your program of study at South Seattle College Submit a statement to the Financial Aid Office clarifying your program of study. If you are unsure of the exact name of your program or track please see an Academic Advisor before submitting anything to the Financial Aid Office. The number of majors you are allowed at South Seattle College is limited.
CLARIFY RESIDENCY Tuition, and many types of financial aid are based on your residency, and we are unable to determine yours. Please go to the Registration Office and clarify your residency. You MUST then contact the Financial Aid Office with the results of your residency determination.

Note: if you do not contact the Financial Aid Office after you confirm your residency with Registration, no further action will be taken on your financial aid request.
CLASS REGISTRATION REQUIRED The Financial Aid Office needs a copy of your class schedule to determine your eligibility.
  • Class Registration
  • Please print and submit a copy of your class schedule to the Financial Aid Office
COME TO OUR OFFICE There is additional information that the Financial Aid Office needs from you. Please come in person to the Financial Aid Office.
CONFIRM SSN AND TAX STATUS You reported that your parents filed or will file a federal tax return, but indicated that your Parent 1 (the parent you listed first on the FAFSA) does not have a social security number.
  • Correct your FAFSA and either enter or confirm your Parent 1’s social security number.  If this parent does not have a social security number, you should list nine “0” for in the Social Security Number question.
CONFLICTING INFO. IN YOUR FILE. The Financial Aid Office needs you to clarify some information before we can continue processing your request for financial aid.  
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office for more assistance if needed.
  • Submit the required documents to resolve the conflicting information in your financial aid application.
CONSORTIUM STUDENT You submitted a consortium agreement either from South Seattle College or another institution. This is an acknowledgment that your consortium agreement has been received. No action is required.
CONTACT OUR OFFICE We have additional questions about information submitted. Please call or come into the Financial Aid Office.
CONTACT REG TO LINK SID# & SSN The Financial Aid Office uses social security numbers to access your information and there is a problem with the link to your school issued student ID number that cannot be resolved without your assistance. Please contact the Registration Office at (206) 934-7938.
COPY OF H.S. DIPLOMA OR GED The Financial Aid Office needs to confirm your High School Completion or its equivalent.
  • Copy of your high school transcript showing you graduated
  • Proof of GED completion
  • Proof of High School diploma equivalence, including Home School completion
COPY OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE The Financial Aid Office needs to confirm the date and parties on your marriage certificate.   Submit a copy of your marriage certificate to the Financial Aid Office.
COPY OF PARENT #1 SSN CARD In order to process your financial aid application, the Financial Aid Office needs to confirm the Social Security number for the parent you identified on your FAFSA as Parent #1
  • Copy of Social Security Card for the parent you identified on your FAFSA as Parent #1.
COPY OF PARENT #2 SSN CARD In order to process your financial aid application, the Financial Aid Office needs to confirm the Social Security number for the parent you identified on your FAFSA as Parent #2
  • Copy of Social Security Card for the parent you identified on your FAFSA as Parent #2.
Correct  REJECTED FAFSA There are issues with your FAFSA information that you need to be resolved before your eligibility can be determined.
  • Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information about these issues.
CUSTOM VERIFICATION The Department of Education has selected you for an audit process called verification.  This Verification requires that you either appear in person to the Financial Aid Office, or obtain the signature of a Notary. V4 Verification_Witnessed
V4 Verification_Notorized - Complete this V4 form if you cannot appear in person.

Note: If you choose to have a Notary sign your form, you must mail the verification form. We cannot accept faxed or scanned forms.
DATA FROM PROCESSOR The Financial Aid Office has received your FAFSA information. No action is required.
DATASHEET The Datasheet is a required form to begin the process of applying for Financial Aid at South Seattle College. Datasheet
DEFAULT You have one or more student loans in default. Once your default has been resolved, you need to request a letter from your lender, and submit it to the Financial Aid Office stating that you are no longer in default and are eligible to receive Title IV funding.
DENIAL FA FUNDING The Financial Aid Office has determined that you are not eligible to receive financial aid. If you do not know why you were denied financial aid, or you believe there has been an error, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
DEPENDENCY OVERRIDE You have submitted a Dependency Override. No action is required.
DIRECT LOAN SUB DISBURSEMENT Disbursement of a loan you requested has been disbursed. No action is required.
DOCUMENT CHILD SUP. RECVD The Financial Aid Office needs to verify the amount of child support received in your household for the calendar year 2015.
  • A signed and dated statement listing the following information:
    • Child’s name
    • Child’s age
    • Amount received for the entire 2015 calendar year for that child
Note: Don’t include foster care payments, adoption payments, or any amount that was court ordered but not actually paid.
DOCUMENT CITIZENSHIP/ALIEN REG The Financial Aid Office needs to confirm your citizenship or eligible non citizenship status in order to process your financial aid application. U.S. CITIZENSHIP DOCUMENTATION
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • A U.S. passport (must be signed)
  • Your birth certificate indicating that you were born in the US, which includes Puerto Rico (on or after January 13, 1941), Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands (on or after January 17, 1917), American Samoa, Swains Island, or the Northern Mariana Islands, unless the person was born to foreign diplomats residing in the U.S.
  • A copy of Form FS-240 (Consular Report of Birth Abroad), FS-545 (Certificate of birth issued by a Foreign Service post), or DS-1350 (Certification of Report of Birth).
 ELIGIBLE NONCITIZEN DOCUMENTATION
  • Form I-94
  • Form I-94A
  • Alien Registration Receipt Card I-151
  • Resident Alien Card I-551
  • Permanent Resident Card I-551
  • Machine Readable Immigrant Visa (MRIV)
DOCUMENT DATE OF BIRTH AND SSN The Financial Aid Office needs to resolve an issue with your date of birth, legal name, and social security number not matching up.
  • Submit a copy of your social security card and birth certificate.
DOCUMENT HOMELESS YOUTH STATUS You indicated on your FAFSA that you are homeless.  

If at any time since July 1, 2015, you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or self-supporting or at risk of being homeless, a designated authority can provide you with
These authorities make the Homeless Youth status determination if you are receiving their programs’ services or if, in the case of a school district homeless liaison, you are in high school.   You need to obtain a letter on letterhead, signed and dated from one of these individuals pertaining to your Homeless Youth  status:
  • a school district homeless liaison
  • the director (or designee) of a runaway or homeless youth basic center or transitional living program
  • the director (or designee) of an emergency shelter or transitional housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
DOCUMENT LEGAL GUARDIANSHIP You indicated on your FAFSA that you were in a legal guardianship. Submit documentation from the court of your legal guardianship status to the Financial Aid Office.   If your paperwork does not clearly state “Legal Guardianship” you may be asked to provide additional documentation.
DOCUMENT MARITAL STATUS Your marital status is conflicting on your FAFSA.
  • Certificate of marriage or
  • Divorce documents from the court or
  • A signed statement stating the date of separation—this does not need to be a legal separation to be valid.
DOCUMENT PRNT#1 DATE OF BIRTH There is an issue with the date of birth and social security number matching with the first parent you listed on your FAFSA. Provide a copy of your Parent #1’s birth certificate.
DOCUMENT PRNT#2 DATE OF BIRTH There is an issue with the date of birth and social security number matching with second parent you listed on your FAFSA. Provide a copy of your Parent #2’s birth certificate.
DOCUMENT REPAY TO STATE NEED GRANT Our records indicate that you owe a repayment to the Washington State Need Grant. The owing balance must be repaid before we can process your request for financial aid funding.
  • Receipt proving payment in full
Please come into the Financial Aid Office if you have questions.
DOCUMENT SELECTIVE SERVICE REG The Financial Aid Office uses your registration status with the Selective Service System to determine your eligibility for SFA funds.
  • Status information letter from the Selective Service System– OR –
Generally, males aged 18–25 are required to register with the Selective Service System (SSS).
  • DD Form 214 showing military service in the armed forces—other than the reserve forces, the Delayed Entry pool, and the National Guard.
DOCUMENT SOCIAL SECURITY BENEF You indicated that you or a member of your family is receiving Social Security Benefits. Please provide proof of these benefits.
  • Monthly or yearly statement from the Social Security Administration
DOCUMENT SUPPORT OF CHILD/CHILDREN You indicated on the FAFSA that you support a child/children.
  • Submit a statement, signed and dated, that you are paying 51% of the listed child(rens) financial support for the period between July 1-June 30
DOCUMENT SUPPORT OF DEPENDENT You indicated on the FAFSA that you support someone other than your child or spouse. Please submit a statement stating who you support, relationship to you, and months you have provided the support. Please submit a statement stating who you support, relationship to you, and months you have provided the support.

DOCUMENT WARD OF COURT OR ORPHAN

You reported that you are or were an orphan or ward of the court on your FAFSA.
  • Documents of Orphan or Ward of Court from the state in which this status was determined.  If your paperwork does not clearly state “Ward of the Court” additional documentation may be required.
EDE CORR The Financial Aid Office submitted corrections to the Department of Education to update/correct conflicting or incomplete information. No action is required.
ENTRANCE COUNSELING You must complete Entrance Counseling to be eligible for Federal Student Loans. Entrance Counseling
FA FILE NOT REVIEWED OWES$$ You have an overpayment of Federal, State, or Institution funds. You must pay any outstanding amount owed.
  • Submit receipt of payment to the Financial Aid Office.
FAILED NSLDS CONTACT LENDER The National Student Loan Data System has indicated that there is a problem with your record. Please contact your lender to resolve the issue.
FALL DEADLINE You have met the Financial Aid Office’s priority fall deadline. You should be notified of your financial aid award before the start of the quarter if you continue to submit all required documents in a timely manner. Check your email at least once a week in case additional documents are needed.
FILE COMPLETE The Financial Aid Office has received all requested documents and will begin our review of your financial aid eligibility. Check your email at least once a week in case additional documents are needed.

FINANCIAL AID HOLD - DO NOT DROP

The Financial Aid Office will hold you in your class/es through the first 3 weeks of the term. After the 3rd week, you are responsible for any owing balance on your student account.
FIRST MAJOR Your first major either at South or other colleges. No action required.
HIGHER ONE CARD The Financial Aid Office has ordered a Higher One card.  Your financial aid refund—if you are eligible for one—will be issued to this card. Seattle Colleges Card
HOUSEHOLD SIZE There is confusion regarding the number of people in your household. Please submit a statement listing all of the people living in your or your parent’s household to whom you or your parents, provide 50% of their financial support.  Your statement must include their names, ages, and relationship to you. You must also indicate if any of them are attending college at least half time.
INCOME REDUCTION REQUEST You have submitted a request for an income reduction to the Financial Aid Office.

Note: Income Reductions requests are only reviewed after you have been offered an initial Financial Aid Award Letter.   
No action is required.
INCOMPLETE DOCUMENT A document that you previously submitted to the Financial Aid Office is incomplete. Please come into the Financial Aid Office to complete this form.
INELIGIBLE MAJOR Your request for financial aid has been denied because you are not in program of study that is eligible for financial aid. If you believe there has been a mistake, please come into the Financial Aid Office.
LAST QUARTER OF FUNDING This is your last eligible quarter of financial aid funding.  This is likely due to the fact that our records indicate that you only require one more quarter to complete your degree. No action is required.

LIFETIME PELL ELIGIBILITY

According to the Federal Department of Education, you have utilized your lifetime Pell Grant award. You will not receive Pell Grant funding. No action is required.
LOAN APPLICATION SUBMITTED Your loan application has been received by the Financial Aid Office. No action is required.
LOAN CHANGE REQUEST You have requested changes to your original loan application. No action is required.
LOAN IN BANKRUPTCY Our records indicate that one or more of your student loans or grant overpayments are in active bankruptcy.  To continue processing your request for financial aid, we need to know which of your loans and/or grant overpayments are part of your bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Please provide a letter from your bankruptcy lawyer on legal letter head, signed and dated, that indicates the loans and/or grant overpayments included in your active bankruptcy.  
LOAN TOTAL PERM DISABILITY Our records indicate that you have a previous student loan that has been discharged, or is in the process of being discharged due to Total Permanent Disability.  This does affect your eligibility for certain types of financial aid.
  • Please write a signed and dated statement indicating the date your discharge began, or if your discharge is still being processed, the date you submitted your final discharge paper work.
  • If you plan to pursue student loans, please schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office for counseling and assistance.
LOW INCOME LIVING EXPENSES The income information you listed on your FAFSA seems unusually low to support the number of people in your family, and the Financial Aid Office needs additional information. Living Expenses Dependent - Complete this form if you had to list your parent information on the FAFSA

Living Expenses Independent
- Complete this form if you did not list your parent information on the FAFSA
LOW INCOME VERIFICATION The Department of Education has selected you for a process called verification. The Financial Aid Office needs you to complete the Low Income Verification form. V6 Low Income Verification
MAJOR CHANGE REQUEST Our records indicate that you are attempting to change your major for the 5th time.
  • You must make an appointment with the Director of Financial Aid to review your request for a 5th major change.  When you request the appointment, you will be given a form to complete and bring with you to the meeting.
MASTER PROMISSORY NOTICE You are required to complete the Master Promissory Note because you have applied for loans at south Seattle College.

MAXIMIM SNG QUARTERS USED

Our records indicate that you have used the lifetime limit of quarters for the Washington State Need Grant. You will not receive Washington State Need Grantfunding. No action is required.
MEET WITH DIRECTOR OR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR The Financial Aid Director needs to meet with you regarding your financial aid. Please schedule an appointment with Director or Assistant Director.
MUST SIGN FAFSA Your submitted FAFSA is missing your signature. You must sign the FAFSA.

Note: to sign the FAFSA you should obtain an FSAID. While a signature page may be printed and mailed, it will take an additional 6 WEEKS to process.
Note: you may use this website to obtain your FSA ID.
NO FUND AVAILABLE While you are eligible to receive financial aid funding, South Seattle College is out of funds.  You will be placed on a wait-list for any additional funding which may become available in the future. No action required.  
NO NEED Based on the information you provided to the Financial Aid Office, we have determined that you are not eligible for need based financial aid. If you would like more information about non-need based financial aid available at South Seattle College, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
NO SUMMER AID AVAILABLE Summer financial aid is extremely limited.  The Financial Aid Office is out of funds to assist you with Summer term. If you would like more information about non-need based financial aid available at South Seattle College, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
NOT ELIGIBLE - SEE COMMENTS The Financial Aid Office has reviewed your request for financial aid and determined you are not eligible. If you have any questions, or believe an error has occurred, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION Our records indicate that you have attended another college or university.  All of your previous credits must be officially evaluated to determine if any of them can be applied to your South Seattle College major.

You must submit your Transcript Evaluation to the Financial Aid Office. Your file will be considered incomplete until we receive this.
  • Request official academic transcripts from each college or university you previously attended. Academic transcripts should be sent to the Credential's Office.
  • You must complete and submit an academic transcript evaluation request form to the Registration Office. 
OUT OF TIME Students have a maximum amount of time to complete a degree, and it appears you have exceeded that time-frame.   
PAR CORR MAR/# IN FAM The marital status and number of family members you listed on your FAFSA for your parents was left blank.
  • Please correct your FAFSA to include answers for your parent’s marital status, and the number in their family.
PAR CORR TAXES PAID AMOUNT It appears that the taxes paid, you listed on your FAFSA for your parent(s), may be incorrect based on the amount of Adjusted Gross Income you also listed for your parent(s). Please review your FAFSA at FAFSA for the taxes paid and adjusted gross income you listed for your parent(s).  If either figure is incorrect, please correct.
  • If both figures are correct please provide a copy of your Parent(s) Tax Transcript to the Financial Aid Office.
  • See the instructions for “Parent Tax Transcript”.
PAR SSN, BDAY, NAME WRONG Your FAFSA information makes many federal database matches including a match with the Social Security Information.  Unfortunately, the Social Security Number, Birthdate, or legal name you listed for one or both of your parents is likely incorrect.  Please review this information on your FAFSA.  If the information is incorrect, you should make a correction to your FAFSA; if all of your parent information is correct, please visit the Financial Aid Office for more assistance.
  • If your parent’s Social Security Number, date of birth, and name are correct on your FAFSA, please bring the following items to the Financial Aid Office for review:
  • You’re parents’ Social Security Card, Passport, or Alien Registration Card
  • Copy of your parents’ birth certificate
PAR/STU ASSET INFO FAFSA The asset information was left blank on you FAFSA for either you, your parent(s) or both.
  • Please correct your FAFSA with your and/or your parents’ asset information.  If you do not have any asset information, you should use a “0” when asked for a dollar amount.
PARENT INCOME INFO FAFSA Based on the information you provided on your FAFSA, you are a Dependent student, and need to provide income information for your parent(s) on your FAFSA.
  • Correct your FAFSA by completing the parent income section.
  • If you believe that you should not be a Dependent student, please review the Dependency Questions on the FAFSA.
  • If you feel that obtaining parental information for your FAFSA would be physically or emotionally dangerous to your wellbeing, you may contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance.
PARENT MUST FILE TAXES Based on the information you provided on your FAFSA about the total amount of money earned by your parent(s), it appears that your parent(s) must file a federal tax return.
  • Please confirm the income information you listed for your parent(s) is correct.
  • If correct, your parent will need to file a federal tax return, or provide proof to the Financial Aid Office that they are not required to file, which can be obtained from the IRS.
  • If incorrect, correct the income information and resubmit your FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov
PARENT NEEDS TO SIGN FAFSA Your submitted FAFSA is missing your parent’s signature.  One of your parents must sign your FAFSA.

Note: to sign the FAFSA, your parent should obtain a FSA ID.  While a signature page may be printed and mailed, it will take an additional 6 WEEKS to process.
Note: you may use this website to obtain your FSA ID.
PARENT TAX TRANSCRIPT You have been selected for Verification, and the Financial Aid Office needs a copy of your parent’s Federal Tax Transcript. NOTE: for directions on how to request the Tax Return Transcript please click here.
PARENT/S MARITAL STATUS The marital status you listed for your parents on your FAFSA, and their IRS tax filing status do not match.  Please correct your FAFSA information.   
PARENTS W-2 FORMS You must submit your Parent’s W-2 forms for all jobs held. Submit copies of all W2s for every job your parent worked last year.
PELL LIFETIME ELIG USED The amount of Federal Pell Grant you have used during your lifetime. No action required.
PELL PAYMENTS Our records indicate that you have an owing balance for Pell Grant funds.  The owing balance must be repaid in full before we can process your request for financial aid.  Please see the Financial Aid Office for more information. Please submit receipts showing your Pell Grant Overpayment has been paid in full.
PLS COME TO THE FA OFFICE There is additional information that the Financial Aid Office needs from you. Please come to the office in person.
PRELIMINARY FILE REVIEW The Financial Aid Office has done its first review of your documents. No action required.
PREREQUISITE CERTIFICATION You indicated on your Data Sheet that you would be pursuing Prerequisite Coursework at South.  Prerequisite courses are classes you need to complete to gain ADMISSION to a degree/certificate at another school.  These are not credits you 
 need to complete the degree/certificate, but credits you need just to be allowed into the program. 

If this is not what you are planning to do at South, please contact the Financial Aid Office to clarify your program of study. 

If this is your intention: 

  1. Gather Official Transcripts from all previous colleges/university--no exceptions 
  2. Complete the Prerequisite Coursework Form with an Academic Advisor at the school you are completing Prerequisites to attend.
Note: South Seattle College does not pay for repeated coursework.  If you previously received at least a D- in a class but need a higher grade for Admission into a program, South will not be able to offer you financial aid for this course. 
PRIVATE LOAN The Financial Aid Office received a check from a lender or financial institution for you. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to endorse the check.
  • Bring your picture ID or driver’s license
  • Sign/ endorse the check
PROVIDE COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE The Financial Aid Office needs a copy of your birth certificate Copy of birth certificate—we do not need an original
PROVIDE COPY OF SOCIAL SECURITY CARD The Financial Aid Office needs to confirm your Social Security number in order to process your financial aid application Copy of your Social Security Card
RELEASE OF INFORMATION According to FERPA, you must complete a Release of Information form when you want someone such as your parent, sibling, or partner to have access to your financial aid information. Release of Information
REMEDIAL CREDIT WARNING NEAR 45 CREDITS Students are eligible for a maximum of 45 remedial credits in ESL, English, and Math.  Our records indicate that you are near your 45 credit limit. Please submit a copy of your class schedule for review.
REMOVE RA HOLD The Financial Aid Office will remove the hold on your enrollment/class(es) due to an incomplete application or ineligibility for financial aid Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions.
SAP APPEAL/DETERMINATION You are currently meeting out Satisfactory Academic Policy, and are on Suspension of State Priority 2 Status for financial aid until your completion ratio and GPA meet the minimum requirements. You should review the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy carefully. If you feel that you had unusual circumstances that contributed to your inability to successfully pass your classes and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress minimum requirements, you may submit a Financial Aid Appeal Form Financial Aid Appeal Form
SECOND MAJOR Your second major at South. No action required.
SNAP VERIFICATION You have been selected for Verification, and the Financial Aid Office must verify who in your household received SNAP benefits. Statement of benefits or a copy of the EBT Card.  
STANDARD VERIFICATION The Department of Education has selected you for a process called verification. The Financial Aid Office needs you to complete the Standard Verification form. Verification Worksheet 1
STATE NEED GRANT ARCHIVE CHECK Our records indicate that you may have received your lifetime maximum Washington State Need Grant.  We will review your file to see if you qualify.  No action required.
STATE NEED GRANT NOMINEE You are eligible to receive State Need Grant.   If funding is available, you will be awarded. No action required.
STD/SPOUSE W-2 FORMS You must submit your/your spouse’s W-2 forms for all jobs held. Please submit a copy of all W2s for all jobs you and your spouse worked last year.
STU CORR MARY/# IN FAM The marital status and number of family members you listed on your FAFSA was left blank.
  • Please correct your FAFSA to include answers for your marital status, and the number in your family.
STU CORR TAXES PAID AMOUNT It appears that the taxes paid, which you listed on your FAFSA, may be incorrect based on the amount of Adjusted Gross Income you also listed.
  • Please review your FAFSA for the taxes paid and adjusted gross income you listed.  If either figure is incorrect, please correct.
    • If both figures are correct please provide a copy of your Tax Transcript to the Financial Aid Office.
STU INCOME ON FAFSA The income section of your FAFSA was left blank or is incomplete.
  • Please correct your FAFSA by adding your income information.  If you did not earn any income, you should list “0” when asked to provide a dollar amount.
STUDENT HAS BACHELOR DEGREE Your FAFSA or Datasheet indicates you have a Bachelor’s degree. The Financial Aid Office needs verification as to whether or not you have a Bachelor’s degree before your financial aid can be processed.
  • Signed statement that clarifies whether or not you have a Bachelor’s degree.
STUDENT MARITAL DATE CHANGED The date you said you became married has changed to a date after you initially filed your FAFSA.  Marriages that take place after the FAFSA has been completed should not be recorded on the current year’s FAFSA.
  • Please correct your FAFSA to show your original marriage date at www.fafsa.gov
STUDENT MUST FILE TAXES Based on the information you provided on your FAFSA about the total amount of money you earned, it appears that you must file a federal tax return.
  • Please confirm that the income information you listed for yourself and/or your spouse is correct.
    • If correct, you will need to file a federal tax return, or provide proof to the Financial Aid Office that you are not required to file, which can be obtained from the IRS.
    • If incorrect, correct the income information and resubmit your FAFSA.
STUDENT NAME, SSN, BDAY WRONG Your FAFSA information makes many federal database matches including a match with the Social Security Information.  Unfortunately, the Social Security Number, Birthdate, or legal name you listed for yourself is likely incorrect.  Please review this information on your FAFSA.  If the information is incorrect, you should make a correction to your FAFSA; if all of the FAFSA information is correct, please visit the Financial Aid Office for more assistance.
  • If your Social Security Number, date of birth, and name are correct on your FAFSA, please bring the following items to the Financial Aid Office for review:
    • You’re Social Security Card, Passport, or Alien Registration Cardo  
    • Copy of your birth certificate
STUDENT PROGRESSION The Financial Aid Office uses this information to determine if you are meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.  For more information, please review the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. No action required.
STUDENT SSN WRONG REDO FAFSA The hardest thing to correct when completing the FAFSA is your social security number.  It appears you may have used the wrong number when you filed your FAFSA.  While the number can be corrected, it can often lead to delays in financial aid, because of this, you are encouraged to complete a brand new FAFSA with the correct social security number.
  • Confirm that the social security number used to complete your FAFSA is incorrect.
    • If it is correct, please bring a copy of your Social Security Card to the Financial Aid Office.
    • To complete a new FAFSA, select “Start A New FAFSA”
STUDENT TAX TRANSCRIPT The Department of Education has selected your FAFSA for a process called verification. The Financial Aid Office needs a copy of your 2015 Tax Return Transcript.

Note: a copy of your original tax return cannot be accepted. Contact the IRS for your tax return transcript.
NOTE: for directions on how to request the Tax Return Transcript please click here.
SUMMER SUPPLEMENTAL APP We have received your request for Summer Financial Aid No action required.
TAX STATUS LISTED AS WILL FILE Your FAFSA indicated that you or your parent will file a Federal Tax Return.  Please file that return and then update your FAFSA. FAFSA
TRANSFER MONITOR Students that transfer between schools are added to our transfer monitoring list to ensure they do not receive financial aid at more than one school at the same time.  Your name has been added to this list, but there is no action required on your part. No action required.
TRANSFER MONITOR ALERT Your previous school has advised us that you may have received financial aid from two schools at the same time.  We will be in contact with you if we are not able to resolve the situation. No action required.
UNUSUAL ENROLLMENT ACTIVITY Your enrollment history at other institutions is a little unusual, and we need more information before we can process your request for Financial Aid.
  • Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (206) 934-5317.
UPDATE FAFSA The Financial Aid Office cannot process your financial aid application at this time due to missing information or conflicting information on your FAFSA. You can contact the Financial Aid Office at FinancialSouth@seattlecolleges.edu for assistance in determining what needs to be done in order to resolve the issue with your FAFSA. Make the corrections at FAFSA:
  • Click on the "Login" button and provide the information requested to get into your account.
  • On the My FAFSA page, click “Make FAFSA Corrections.”
  • Enter your FSA ID (username and password).
  • Change your information.
  • To submit your corrections, click “Sign & Submit.” It’s helpful to print a copy of the updated FAFSA for your records.
  • Enter the student PIN, click “Sign,” and then agree to the terms. Follow this same process in the parent section, and then click “Submit.” Print the confirmation page for your records AND submit a copy to the Financial Aid Office.
NOTE: You must advise the Financial Aid Office after you have completed the correction/s to your FAFSA, otherwise not further action will be taken in processing your financial aid application.
VERIFY HOUSEHOLD SIZE/NUMBER I The Financial Aid office has conflicting information on the size of your household. DEPENDENT STUDENT: List yourself and your parent(s) including stepparent even if you don’t live with your parent(s). Your parents’ other children, even if they do not live with your parent but your parent will provide more than half of their support from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Also, list other people that live with your parent(s) and your parents provide more than half of their support and will continue to provide more than half of their support from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

INDEPENDENT STUDENT:
List yourself and your spouse if you have one and your children if you will provide more than half their support from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. List other people that now live with you and you provide more than half their support and will continue to provide more than half their support from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
VERIFY UNTAXED INCOME The Financial Aid office needs to verify the type and amount of untaxed income received in your household for the calendar year 2015. This may be because of something you indicated on your FAFSA but it may also be because you reported low income. We need to verify how your household was supported in 2015. Please submit a statement clarifying if your household received any untaxed benefits and list the total calendar amount received for each in 2015. There are several different types of untaxed income including but not limited to the following: Payments to tax deferred pension and retirement savings plans, child support received, Workers’ compensation, housing, food, and other living allowances (do not count on-base military housing). Also include veterans’ non education benefits which includes disability, death pension, DIC and VA educational work-study allowances. Also, include untaxed portions of Railroad Retirement benefits, black lung benefits refugee assistance, untaxed portions of capital gains, and foreign income that wasn’t taxed by any government and isn’t part of the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion.
WASFA APPLICANT The Financial Aid Office has received your WASFA information No action is required.
WINTER DEADLINE You have submitted all required documents by the Winter Quarter deadline. No action required
WON’T ATTEND SSC You have indicated to the Financial Aid Office that you will not be attending South Seattle College.  Your financial aid request has been canceled for the academic year. No action required