Once we have received the results of your 2021-2022 and/or 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will be notified if additional information is needed before further processing can be done. If you are selected for the verification process, you will receive a letter and an email from our office directing you to sign onto the my.highpoint.edu portal with your HPU username and password (if you have trouble logging in contact the IT Help Desk at 336-841-4357 or email@example.com). We recommend using Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser. You will click on the SFP Verification link in the menu on the right-hand side. You will be asked to verify your legal first name, last name, date of birth and social security number before you can access the verification section of the portal the first time. For return visits, you will sign in using only your HPU username and password.
Please note that this portal will use your legal name (as entered on the FAFSA) as we will be verifying information for the Department of Education to award you financial assistance. Also if a parent signature is required then once you have signed into your account, you will have to initiate access for a parent to sign the verification form. You will be prompted to choose the parent’s name and then enter their email address. Once your parent has signed the form, you will need to log back in to submit final approval.
All future notices will be sent to you through the portal. You can provide a phone number through the portal to be notified of updates via text messaging for faster response time. You can opt out of text messaging at any time.
This process is easy to navigate with simple step-by-step instructions. Required documents can be uploaded as a PDF or as a photo from your phone. You can provide a phone number through the portal to be notified of updates via text messaging. You can opt out of text messaging at any time.
We are excited to bring this new electronic process to better serve you and your family.
All verification tasks will be completed through the portal, unless you receive one of these outstanding tasks:
* 21-22 and/or 22-23 FAFSA Rejected (make corrections at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa)
* Update Parent Income section of FAFSA (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa) with info from 2019 OR 2020 tax return as applicable
* Provide original copy of Social Security Card in person to Room 100 of Roberts Hall or an original notarized copy of the Social Security Card via mail (HPU; Office of Student Financial Planning; Drawer #49; One University Parkway; High Point, NC 27268)
Please contact our office if you have any questions about this process at 336-841-9160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were awarded the NC Need-Based Scholarship, then you will need to log on to the State of North Carolina Residency Determination System (RDS) website at ncresidency.cfnc.org/residencyInfo/home to complete the questionnaire to determine your NC residency status. You will not receive your NC Need-Based Scholarship money until this step has been completed and your eligibility for the grant has been verified. Once you complete the RDS process and are determined to be a NC resident, this step only needs to be complete once and does not need to be repeated annually as long as the student remains continuously enrolled at High Point University.