Identity Verification

Identity Verification & Statement of Educational Purpose

The Department of Education selects some students for identity verification, who then need to sign a statement of educational purpose.

Students are not allowed to complete this verification process online through electronic forms. There are two options to satisfy these verification requirements:

  • Visit a PRCC campus in person
    • Sign the form in person at any PRCC campus.
      • Poplarville – Office of Financial Aid (Administration Building)
      • Forrest County Campus – Student Services (Building 3)
      • Hancock Center
    • Bring your unexpired government-issued identification so that we can make a front/back copy.
  • Complete the Statement of Educational Purpose form with a notary¬†if you are not able to visit a PRCC campus location
    • Request the form by e-mailing
    • Bring the blank form to a notary so they can witness your signature.
      • PLEASE NOTE: The notary MUST be in person. You are NOT allowed to use an online notary service or perform this remotely via video or web access.
    • Have the notary complete their part of the form.
    • Make a front/back copy of your unexpired government-issued identification.
    • Mail the completed form and copy of your ID to the address listed below.
    • IMPORTANT: we cannot accept e-mailed or faxed copies of these documents. You MUST mail the originals to our office.

Mail your notarized form and copy of your ID to:

Pearl River Community College
Office of Financial Aid
101 Highway 11 North, Box 5120
Poplarville, MS 39470

Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.