If you are selected for verification, the Federal government requires St. Thomas Aquinas College to confirm the information you reported on your FAFSA.  This is done by comparing your FAFSA with the information on the Verification worksheet, the information on your tax return and with other required documentation.  If there are differences, your FAFSA information may need to be corrected.  You will be advised by Inceptia if you have been selected.

What You Need To Do

St. Thomas Aquinas College’s Office of Financial Aid is 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 the verification process. If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education, you will receive an email from [email protected], or postcard from Inceptia, containing STAC’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 [email protected] 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.


Important Note:

*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 Deadlines for STAC

To be considered for federal aid including the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Student and Parent Loans, please note the following deadlines for verification document submittals: 

2021-2022 Federal Verification: https://www.verificationgateway.org/spartans2022  


Deadline for submitting these documents is as follows:

Fall 21 only students: December 1, 2021

Spring 22 only students: April 15, 2022

Full Year 2021-22 students – to be eligible for federal loans:  April 15, 2022

Full Year 2021-22 students – to be eligible for Pell only:  August 30, 2022

Questions about the verification process?

Contact Inceptia, Monday through Friday 8 am – 7 pm Central at 888.374.8427 or [email protected].


Verification Forms  

Get IRS Tax Transcripts

Instructions for Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA

2020-21 Academic Year Verification Forms


Dependent 2020-21 V1-V5 Verification Worksheet

Independent 2020-21 V1-V5 Verification Worksheet 


Dependent 2020-21 V4 Verification Worksheet

Independent 2020-21 V4 Verification Worksheet 

Please complete the required forms and return with any additional requested documentation to:

Via Google Verification Upload Form 


St Thomas Aquinas College
Office of Financial Aid – Spellman Hall
125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY 10976

Fax: 845-398-4114
Email: [email protected]