PAVE Paperless Automated Verification Engine

FAS’s innovative solution brings verification into the digital age. PAVE, the paperless, web-based verification service that FAS piloted in 2013 is now available to institutions throughout the country. The service offers a fast and efficient way to deliver financial aid, freeing professional staff to spend more time counseling students and their families.

Value Created

  • Completes verification in 5-7 days (less than 1/3 of the national average)
  • Up to 50 percent more aid available by start of a term
  • Gathers information in one session instead of weeks of back and forth document requests
  • Gives staff more time to work with students needing help with complex issues
  • Cuts out excessive phone and visitor traffic
  • Satisfies students with significant process improvements and quick availability of funds


  • Offers a consistent fully compliant service
  • Standardizes verification, gaining efficiencies and greater compliance controls
  • Guides students through a user-friendly process, similar to industry-leading tax filing software
  • Features strong measures to protect the confidentiality and privacy of student and family information
  • College tracks activity with online dashboard
  • E-sign availability shortens verification time

The service increases the amount of financial aid that is ready at the beginning of a term. It creates a more efficient aid office where the staff is free to counsel and advise students walking in the front office rather than process paper coming into the back office.


   Case Studies


VCFA and FAS: A Well-Oiled Financial Aid Machine


Northern Virginia Community College

FAS Helps Boost Student Satisfaction at NOVA


Palo Alto University

FAS Gives its All to Palo Alto University


University of Indianapolis

FAS Dots “i’s” and Crosses “t’s” for University of Indianapolis


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Typically, the financial aid office is blamed for creating bottlenecks. But we’ve demonstrated that our processes have gotten better, so other departments can feel more confident in our product."

- Mr. Robert Muhammad | Director of Financial Aid | Winston-Salem State University