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Abstract

Verification of data has become a routine part of every financial aid office. Whether 100% of the financial aid recipients need to have their application data verified and which items need to be verified continues to be a source of intense review and discussion in the profession. The answers to these questions may be found to be validly different for different institutions. The U.S. Department of Education's Quality Control Project is attempting to ascertain the value of the verification effort, whether the verification of certain data items is worth the effort required, and whether special considerations may be appropriate for certain kinds of institutions. A summary opinion of one institution's several years' experience with the Quality Control project is outlined in this article.

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