FAFSA Verification

Verification is the process used to confirm the data reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  One out of every three FAFSAs is randomly selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education.  In order to expedite this process, starting in Fall 2020 we have partnered with InceptiaInceptia offers a Verification Gateway online portal that will guide students and parents through verification, including the ability to submit all required items through your mobile device.



If your FAFSA is selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, you will receive an introductory email from VGCS@inceptia.org, or a postcard containing Southern Connecticut State University’s unique website link to start the verification process.

We encourage you to begin the verification process within 7 days of receiving notification from Verification Gateway to ensure you receive your financial aid in time for payments. Failure to complete the verification process could result in the delay or denial of your financial aid.

Follow these steps to complete your verification

  • Access our school’s unique website link in the email from VGCS@inceptia.org or listed below.
  • Create your account and choose preferences for text messages and e-signatures.
  • Complete your Task List.
  • Confirm your signature and review your information.
  • Sign your account.

*If you are a dependent student, your parent also needs to create their own account and complete each of these steps.

Verification Gateway Link

2020-2021 Federal Verification

Questions about the verification process?

Contact Inceptia, Monday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Central and Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Central at (888) 374-8427 or VGCS@inceptia.org.

About Inceptia

Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in financial aid management, default prevention, and financial education. Our mission is to support schools as they launch brilliant futures for students, armed with the knowledge to become financially responsible citizens. Learn more at Inceptia.org.