As with 2014–2015 award year verification, the Department will continue to use data-based statistical analysis to select applicants for verification. A Verification Tracking Flag will be set on the applicant’s Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) to indicate placement into one of the 2015–2016 Verification Tracking Groups. An applicant will remain in the original 2015–2016 Verification Tracking Group for the entire 2015–2016 award year regardless of subsequent corrections to the applicant’s record.
Although 2015–2016 applicants will not be assigned to Verification Tracking Group V2 (formerly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Verification Group), SNAP must be verified for applicants placed in Verification Tracking Groups V1, V4, V5, and V6, if the receipt of SNAP is indicated on the ISIR.
The individual verification items from the 2015–2016 Federal Register notice that an applicant must verify are based upon the Verification Tracking Group to which the applicant is assigned. See the following chart of the 2015–2016 Verification Tracking Group: