Student Financial Services Verification

Federal Verification: What it means for you

Federal Verification Process

We are pleased to announce we have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process.  Verification Gateway (VG) from Inceptia is an online portal to guide students and parents through verification.

Your 2020-2021 FAFSA may be selected by the U.S. Department of Education or Manchester University for a process known as Federal Verification. Federal Verification is an important part of the financial aid application process and is used to verify the accuracy of information provided on the FAFSA. If you are selected for Federal Verification, the requirements must be met in order for us to disburse financial aid to your student account.

If you are a new student, your financial aid award notification is considered ESTIMATED, pending the completion of the verification process. If you are a returning student, you will not receive a financial aid award notification until the verification process is complete.

Returning Students for 2020-2021

If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education, you will receive an email from VGCS@inceptia.org, or postcard from Inceptia, containing Manchester 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 Links and Suggested Deadlines for Manchester University

2020-2021 Federal Verification: https://www.verificationgateway.org/mu2021
Suggested deadline for submitting these documents is July 1.

Questions about the verification process?
Contact Inceptia, Monday through Friday 8 am – 7 pm Central at 888.374.8427 or VGCS@inceptia.org.

New Students to Manchester University for 2020-2021

New students who have completed the deposit OR the Intent to Enroll process

You will receive an email from VGCS@inceptia.org, or postcard from Inceptia, containing Manchester 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 Links and Suggested Deadlines for Manchester University

2020-2021 Federal Verification: https://www.verificationgateway.org/mu2021
Suggested deadline for submitting these documents is July 1.

Questions about the verification process?

Contact Inceptia, Monday through Friday 8 am – 7 pm Central at 888.374.8427 or VGCS@inceptia.org.

New students who have not yet completed the Intent to Enroll process

If you plan to attend Manchester University in the fall of 2020 you should submit an email to sfs@manchester.edu.  Simply…

  • add the word “VERIFICATION” in the subject line,
  • provide your last name/first name and MU student ID in the body of the email.

If you do not know your MU student ID please include the last four digits of your social security number.  Manchester University will initiate the verification process with Inceptia.

Newly admitted students do NOT need to submit the verification materials unless you plan to attend Manchester University.