Verification is a federal and state financial aid requirement where the Department of Education or the institution selects financial aid applicants for a process to review the information reported on the FAFSA. If you are selected, the financial aid office will contact you letting you know what documents must be submitted to complete the verification process and finalize your financial aid file. Documents may include verification worksheets, tax transcripts and other supporting materials that may be needed.

Students and their parents are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA if they are able to do so. If an applicant is selected for verification and the student and/or parent has successfully used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool they will not be required to submit tax transcripts. If tax transcripts or verification of non-filing letters are required the Office of Financial Aid will notify you. Download the IRS Tax Transcript Request Process (pdf) document for information on how to request your transcripts. 

View and download financial aid verification forms.