We are currently still waiting for guidance for award year 2020-2021 and will update when there is any news. For the 2019-2020 award year the Department of Education has issued this guidance:
The verification requirements that require students to be in person or provided via notarized documents, identity and statement of educational purpose, have had those requirements be suspended. The Department of Ed has said these documents can be submitted in person or electronically, via email, through uploading photos, or through the school’s portal. How these are submitted will depend on the school and the resource they have available. The Department has also given guidance that colleges can accept expired forms of identification as long as they expired after 3/1/2020.
For the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 award years the Department of Education has provided leniency in the type of documentation needed to prove high school completion status.