What is Verification?

Verification is a process used to verify certain information on the FAFSA to ensure its accuracy. Some students are selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Others are selected by the school. Students are encouraged to submit all required verification documents as soon as possible to receive a financial aid award. You may confirm which forms and documents apply specifically to you by logging into Self-Service. Delays in sending documentation may result in the student not having aid by the last day to pay. In this case, the student is obligated to pay the account balance on the student account, or their classes could be dropped.

How to Complete Verification

Students selected for verification will be notified through their SCC email once your FAFSA has been received by the Financial Aid office. 

Students who need to complete the V4 or V5 (Independent or Dependent) verification will be required to appear in person at Sandhills Community College’s Financial Aid office to verify your identity by presenting an unexpired valid government-issued photo identification (ID), such as, but not limited to, a driver’s license, other state-issued ID, or U.S. passport. The institution will maintain a copy of your photo ID that is annotated by the institution with the date it was received and reviewed, and the name of the official at the institution authorized to receive and review the student’s ID. The name on your ID must match the name on your social security card.
Unable to appear in person: If you cannot appear in person, you will need to provide a copy of your government issued ID and this worksheet notarized by a public notary. You will need to mail this original worksheet along with a copy of your ID to the Financial Aid Office (no fax, no email allowed) to: Sandhills Community College, ATTN: Financial Aid Office, 3395 Airport Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Students who need to complete the V1-Dependent or V5-Dependent will be required to have their parent(s) start the form. A Microsoft or Google account will be needed for log in. For more information on how parents can access these forms, please see the Parent Access section below.

If you need assistance with signing in, please see below:

Student Access

Step 1. Login to Etrieve using your SCC username and password.

Step 2. After you have signed in, click on Forms.

Step 3. Scroll down to Financial Aid and complete and submit requested form(s).


Parent Access

Only Google or Microsoft accounts will be able to log in. If parent(s) do not have a Google or Microsoft email account, one can be created for free.

Step 1: Parent(s), please login to Etrieve by clicking on the Google or Microsoft logo.

Step 2: Click Forms and choose the requested document(s).

Step 3: Under the "Student Search" section, please enter the student's first name, date of birth, and last four digits of your SSN and Click Search.

Step 4: After student's information appears, parent must complete all required "parent" sections and submit document(s).

Step 5: Please have your student login to Etrieve with their SCC username and password and complete the form in their inbox.



Sarah Barber
Financial Aid Advisor
(910) 695-3952