Verification

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.

Paperwork required for verification is determined by the student's situation.  Verification worksheets can be downloaded from the links below.  Please complete the second page accurately as it will determine what other documents are necessary.  To determine which verification worksheet to submit, dependent students are defined by the following:

  • Not over the age of 24
  • Not working on a master's or doctorate
  • Not married
  • Does not have children for whom the student provides more than one-half the support
  • Not an orphan or ward of the court
  • Not a veteran

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.

Special Note:  Please make sure all signatures are on all documents given to our office.  We are unable to process your applications if signatures are missing.  Depending on the information submitted on the FAFSA, additional documentation may be required.

 Verification Forms


The 2013-2014 academic year encompasses fall 2013, spring 2014, & summer 2014.  The 2014-2015 academic year includes fall 2014, spring 2015, & summer 2015.

 

Dependent Verification Worksheet (PDF)2013-20142014-2015
Independent Verification Worksheet (PDF)2013-20142014-2015
Documentation of Dependents (PDF)2013-20142014-2015
Tax and Earning Statement (PDF)2013-20142014-2015
Dependent_Household_Resources_Form 2013-20142014-2015
Independent_Household_Resources_Form 2013-20142014-2015