Submit Additional Documents

When a student completes a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the FAFSA may get selected for verification, which means the Federal Government wants the Office of Financial Aid to “verify” that the information provided on the FAFSA matches the student (and spouse, if applicable) and/or parents’ actual data on tax returns and other documents.

Students who are selected for Verification will be notified on their Student Aid Report (SAR) and will receive a letter from CalArts. If you receive a letter, federal regulation requires you to submit the requested documents to the Financial Aid Office before your award can be disbursed.

Verification documents must be submitted within 30 days of receiving the letter. Failure to submit the requested documentation within 30 days will result in a delay of receiving your financial aid awards.

You can check online to see if you have any outstanding documents that are missing through Financial Aid Self Service, which can be access by going to your CalArts SSO account.

Please contact our office at 661-253-7869 or 800-443-0480 or by email at with any questions.