Verification is a process required for the university when a student is selected by the U.S. Department of Education. Students and parents (for dependent students) must complete a verification worksheet, provide signed copies of tax returns and often provide additional information based on the student's situation. The U.S. Department of Education selects approximately 30% of a school's application for verification. If a student's application is selected, the university will notify you of the required documents. To expedite the process, review the Student Aid Report. If the statement "Your FAFSA has been selected for a review process called verification" is on your Student Aid Report, you have been selected.
In lieu of tax returns, IRS Tax Return Transcripts will be required if the tax retrieval process was not used when the FAFSA was completed. Click here to see the various ways to obtain the document. All W-2's must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs as well.
The 2014-2015 academic year encompasses fall 2014, spring 2015, & summer 2015. The 2015-2016 academic year includes fall 2015, spring 2016, & summer 2016.
|Dependent Verification Worksheet (PDF)||2014-2015||2015-2016|
|Independent Verification Worksheet (PDF)||2014-2015||2015-2016|
|Documentation of Dependents (PDF)||2014-2015||2015-2016|
|Tax and Earning Statement (PDF)||2014-2015||2015-2016|