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Verification

The federal government requires all Title IV colleges and universities to go through a review process known as verification. This process confirms all information submitted on the FAFSA for accuracy and completeness and confirms the student’s maximum financial aid eligibility.

While Income Verification has been halted for the 2021-2022 academic year, you will be required to submit the following documents before your any Income Adjustment request can be evaluated:

For Dependent Students

  • 21-22 DEPENDENT* Verification Worksheet (for enrollment in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022)
  • All student W-2 forms (if you did not file a tax return).
  • All parent W-2 forms (if your parent(s) did not file a tax return).
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA, submit a 2019 IRS Tax Return Transcript, OR a signed 2019 Tax Return for the student.
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA, submit a 2019 IRS Tax Return Transcript, OR a signed 2019 Tax Return for the parent(s).
  • Any other forms requested by the Financial Aid Office.

For Independent Students

  • 21-22 INDEPENDENT* Verification Worksheet (for enrollment in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022)
  • All student W-2 forms (if you did not file a tax return).
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA, submit a 2019 IRS Tax Transcript, OR a signed 2019 Tax Return for the student.
  • If married, all spouse W-2 forms (if she did not file a tax return) and a 2019 IRS Tax Return Transcript (if filed separately) for the year stated on the FAFSA.
  • Any other forms requested by the Financial Aid Office.

* Your dependent/independent status is determined by the FAFSA. Look on your Student Aid Report or contact your Financial Aid Counselor to see which one applies to you.

All signatures must be physical signatures. Please feel free to mail, fax, or scan and Securely Upload these items to the Financial Aid Office. We do not need originals. In specific cases, additional information may be required. It is important to complete this process as soon as possible as your Income Adjustment processing will be halted until the verification process is completed.

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