The delay in processing of financial aid applications can be avoided by accurately completing the FAFSA application the first time -- when available, make sure to use the Data Retrieval Tool to complete the income sections on your FAFSA.
In addition, responding promptly to any correspondence letters the Financial Aid Office sends you will also expedite the processing of your application. Best of all, apply early to avoid the financial aid application processing rush. We highly recommend that you keep a copy of all the documents used to complete the FAFSA, such as tax returns, W-2s, green card, etc. The Financial Aid Office may request that you prove (verify) any information that you and/or your parents reported on your FAFSA application.