Verification is a process required by the university when a student is selected by the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education selects 33 percent of all students who apply for federal assistance. Paperwork required for verification is determined by the student's situation. Your situation requires you to complete and submit the appropriate Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose Verification form, Child Support Paid Verification form, and the SNAP verification form. To determine which forms to download and submit, dependent students are defined by the following:
Not a veteran
Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose Verification Form
High School Completion Status
Special Note: Please make sure all signatures (student, spouse, and parents) are on all documents given to our office. We are unable to process your applications if signatures are missing. All verification documents and forms, with the exception of the Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose form, can be faxed to the Southern Miss Office of Financial Aid at 601.266.5769.