Verify FAFSA

Financial aid applicants are required to submit additional documentation as part of the financial aid verification process. These documents must be submitted to determine financial aid eligibility at Oakton. To review your list of required documents, log on to your Oakton Verify FAFSA account. This will connect you to an authorized third-party partner website. You must have already applied and been accepted for admission to complete your financial aid verification.

If you have never used Oakton’s Verify FAFSA tool, you will first need to confirm the information and create your account. Make sure your personal information—such as name, date of birth, and social security number—matches exactly how it was entered on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to create your account.

You will see your task list of required documents. Selecting anywhere on the task expands the task to provide additional information about the task, including step-by-step instructions and tooltips. As you complete tasks, additional documents can be added to the task list. Tasks may include completing a web form, downloading or uploading documents, or submitting documents in person at the Enrollment Center. Additional instructions are available in the verification portal. Please note the “Help” link in the upper right-hand corner of the student account for any questions about navigating the verification portal.

You may also need to authorize a parent to create an account and e-sign your verification documents. Once a student has authorized a parent, the parent will receive an email with further instructions.

Continue to check the system regularly as new documents may be added to your task list. If you have questions, contact the Enrollment Center at 847.635.1700 (Des Plaines) or 847.635.1400 (Skokie). Questions can also be emailed to