What is Verification?
Verification is a process through which the institution verifies the information you reported on your FAFSA. The Department of Education (DOE) requires all institutions to perform verification on all applicants who were selected. The verification process requires the institution to collect additional documents from the student and his/her family in order to verify information provided on the FAFSA. Depending on individual situations, additional documents may be requested as needed.
Effective January 9, 2019 for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 award years
Only in the event Students/Parents are unable to receive an IRS Tax Return Transcript, a signed copy of a submitted 2016 or 2017 Income Tax Return will be accepted to verify data submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Individuals are still required to obtain Verification of Non-filing from the IRS or other tax authorities. If the individual is unable to obtain Verification of a Non-filing status, please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships for additional information.
It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the Financial Aid Office receives the items requested in a timely manner.