New verification process

2020-2021 Federal Verification

VCU is pleased to announce a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process. Verification Gate (VG) from Inceptia is an online portal to guide students and parents through verification.

If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, you will receive an email from, or a postcard from Inceptia, containing VCU'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. Please complete your verification process as soon as possible or it could result in the delay or denial of your financial aid.

Follow these steps to complete your verification:

  • Access VCU's unique website.
  • 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.

Questions about the verification process? Contact Inceptia, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central at (888) 374-8427 or


2019-2020 Federal Verification

The U.S. Department of Education Central Processing System selects the applications that are to be verified. VCU has contracted with Financial Aid Services (FAS) to help you and your family complete the verification of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

FAS will be contacting you directly to request the data needed to complete the required verification if you are selected. Federal Funds cannot be disbursed to a student until this verification process has been completed. Once you have completed the process, FAS will then produce the required documents and forward them to the VCU Office of Financial Aid for processing.

VCU’s Office of Financial Aid also may be requesting other documents from you. You will need to send those documents and the appropriate forms directly to the VCU Office of Financial Aid. The VCU Office of Financial Aid forms are available on the forms page