Annually, the US Department of Education selects 33% of all students applying for federal aid for verification. All students selected will be notified by the University. If selected, students can expedite the process by reviewing the Student Aid Report. If the statement, "Your school will ask you to produce certain tax documents" appears under the comment section of your Student Aid Report, you have been selected for verification.
For dependent students, both parent(s) and student must complete a verification worksheet, provide copies of IRS tax transcripts for both parent(s) and student, and all other documentation as requested.
By federal aid definition, dependent students are:
IRS Tax Transcripts are required for completion of verification. Click irs_tax_return_transcript_request_process to see the various ways to obtain the document. You can order an IRS Tax Transcript online at https://sa.www4.irs.gov/irfof-tra/start.do;jsessionid=Gp0oeI0Gt-a8HUa6-sv1gV+T
For instruction on how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, click here.
The 2016-2017 academic year encompasses fall 2016, spring 2017, & summer 2017. The 2017-2018 academic year includes fall 2017, spring 2018, & summer 2018.
|Dependent Verification Worksheet (PDF)||2016-2017||2017-2018|
|Independent Verification Worksheet (PDF)||2016-2017||2017-2018|
|Documentation of Dependents (PDF)||2016-2017||2017-2018|
|Tax and Earning Statement (PDF)||2016-2017||2017-2018|