What is Conflicting Information?

The Financial Aid office at Chesapeake College is required by the U.S. Department of Education to resolve any and all conflicts in information or documentation provided directly or indirectly by the student. A few examples would be dependent students who claim themselves on their federal taxes as do their parents, or no tax forms for a student who was required to file a 1040 with the IRS, or a student who certifies they have a high school diploma but indicates on their admissions application they have completed or are working on their GED. These are all examples of conflicting information. All conflicts must be resolved BEFORE any financial aid can be awarded or disbursed. Become familiar with IRS regulations governing who must file a tax form, disclose all scholarship awards, and do not put false or misleading information on any official college documents are a few ways students can avoid conflicting information.