Verification for MAP: FAFSA Data
The college or university’s is responsible to ensure that the FAFSA data is accurate for all MAP recipients and that there is no conflicting information. If a student is selected for verification for federal student assistance, that student must also be verified for MAP. A selected student must be verified for MAP even if the student is ineligible for federal student assistance.
When an institution adjusts an applicant's eligibility pursuant to Title IV, Part F, of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 USC 1087kk et seq.), the institution shall retain documentation that demonstrates the appropriateness of the adjustment.
A school may request first term payment even though verification is not yet complete. If, after verification, a MAP payment adjustment is appropriate, the school must submit the appropriate refund. If verification is not completed within 60 days after the conclusion of the regular school year, the school must return the first term payment to ISAC. For periods other than the first term of eligibility in an academic year, the verification process must be completed before the school may request payment.