Verification Information


What is Verification?

Verification is a comparison of the information reported on the 2017-18 FAFSA with a signed paper copy of the 2015 IRS 1040 Tax Return and other requested documentation.  For 2018-19 FAFSA, this will be a comparison of information listed on the FAFSA with the 2016 IRS Tax Return Transcript (if you are unable to successfully use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool) and other requested documentation. The FAFSA now uses prior-prior year data. 

Do I have to complete the verification process?

If your FAFSA is selected by the U.S. Department of Education or school Financial Aid office, you MUST complete the verification process in order to receive federal, state, and some types of university aid. 

What do I need in order to complete the verification process?

2017-18 Verification

  1. Complete, sign, and submit the Verification Worksheet located on the Financial Aid Forms page
  2. Provide a signed copy of the 2015 Student (and Spouse) IRS 1040 Tax Return(s) and a signed copy of the 2015 Parent(s) IRS 1040 Tax Return(s) 

2018-19 Verification

  1. Complete, sign, and submit the Verification Worksheet located on the Financial Aid Forms page
  2. Provide an IRS Tax Return Transcript. This can be completed in two different ways: request your tax transcript at www.irs.gov or contact the Financial Aid office for an IRS 4506-T form.