What is Verification?
Verification is the process through which the information from your FAFSA is checked for accuracy. If there are differences between your FAFSA and the documents you’ve submitted, corrections may need to be made to the FAFSA by our office. Your financial aid process is not finished until verification has been completed.
There are three categories of verification: 1) standard verification 2) high school completion and identity verification 3) aggregate verification. Please refer to the bottom of your financial aid award letter to find out which verification category your application falls under.
The following documents are required in order to complete this verification process:
High School Completion and Identity Verification
This category combines the requirements of both standard verification and high school completion and identity verification.
IRS TAX TRANSCRIPT & NON-FILING VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
When selected for Verification, the government will request one of the following documents from you:
REQUESTING AN IRS TAX TRANSCRIPT
The best way to satisfy the Federal IRS Tax Transcript requirement is to request it directly from the IRS, and then send it to our office.
When successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive an IRS Tax Return Transcript at the address included in their request, within 5 to 10 days from the time the request was successfully transmitted to the IRS. Click here for Instructions on Requesting an IRS Transcript.
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Important Note: The following filing situations will not permit the use of DRT so the IRS tax return transcript will be needed to satisfy the requirement: