Aggregate Verification (V5)
Verification is a process required by the university when a student is selected by the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education selects 33 percent of all students who apply for federal assistance. Paperwork required for verification is determined by the student's situation. Your situation requires you to complete and submit the appropriate Verification Worksheet and the Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose Verification form. To determine which forms to download and submit, dependent students are defined by the following:
- Not over the age of 24
- Not working on a master's or doctorate degree
- Not married
- Does not have children for whom the student provides more than half support
- Not an orphan or ward of the court
Not a veteran
IRS Tax Transcripts are required for completion of verification. You can order an IRS Tax Transcript online at https://sa1.www4.irs.gov/irfof-tra/start.do or by calling 1.800.908.9946.
To Print a transcript directly from the IRS Website visit: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/Get-Transcript
Verification Worksheet Forms
Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose Verification Form
High School Completion Status
Special Note: Please make sure all signatures (student, spouse, and parents) are on all documents given to our office. We are unable to process your applications if signatures are missing. All verification documents and forms, with the exception of the Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose form, can be faxed to the Southern Miss Office of Financial Aid at 601.266.5769.