Verification Gateway


Federal Verification Process

We are pleased to announce we have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process for Gateway Community College. Verification Gateway (VG) from Inceptia is an online portal to guide students and parents through verification.

If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education, you will receive an email from, or postcard from Inceptia, containing Gateway Community College’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 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.

*If you are a dependent student, your parent also needs to create their own account and complete each of these steps.


Questions about the verification process?

Contact Inceptia, Monday 8 am – 8:30 pm Central and Tuesday through Friday 8 am – 7 pm Central at 888.374.8427 or



  • The IRS transcript requirement will be waived if you are eligible to link IRS data to a new or corrected FAFSA, and do so using the “Link to the IRS” feature.

If special circumstances prevent you from using the "Link to the IRS" option or obtaining IRS transcripts, please contact our Financial Aid Office at (203) 285-2030.

Where do I bring my unsatisfied requirement information? 

All requested or unsatisfied requirements must be turned in to the Financial Aid Office room N215 within five (5) business days of request. Students need to make sure all paperwork is filled out completely before turning them in. Students should also indicate their GCC Student ID number on all requested paperwork. ONLY original forms with signatures will be taken.