Verification Process


If you are selected for “Verification”, processing can take up to 2-3 weeks once you submit the requested documents to the Office of Financial Services.

Once the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been completed, the information is processed by the U.S. Department of Education and the results are sent to all colleges listed on the FAFSA and to the student. In some cases, the applications are selected by the U.S. Department of Education for a process called “verification.” For these cases, the school will be contacting the student to “verify” all information included on the FAFSA. Students can be asked to provide the following data:

  • Parent and student 2015 federal tax return transcripts with all supporting schedules for 2016-2017 Financial Aid
  • IRS Transcript instructions
  • Parent and student untaxed income
  • Household size and the number of students in the household attending college

Additional information may be requested, as well, depending upon the specific details of each case.

Financial Aid Questions? Questions about verification & making corrections to the FAFSA? Get video answers below, or head to Financial Aid TV

In addition to the information above, all students who are selected for verification must complete a “Verification Worksheet”, with specific worksheets required for dependent or independent students. Downloadable worksheets are available via the Printable Forms page of our website.

Please make sure to complete and sign the appropriate worksheet, and mail it to the Office of Financial Services. For those students who have been selected for verification, financial aid awards can not be finalized and credited toward tuition bills until all requested information has been submitted and processed accordingly. All documents are reviewed in the order in which they are received.

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In an effort to reduce additional paperwork, please send information listed above only if the Office of Financial Services sends you an email or a letter requesting the information.

Directions for: Requesting 2015 Tax RETURN Transcripts

There are several ways tax filers can request a tax transcript, most of which are FREE of charge. Beginning with the 2014 tax season, the IRS is providing a new online service, Get Transcript at This service provides an electronic PDF version of an official tax transcript to tax filers; the output document will immediately display upon authentication of the tax payer’s identity.


You can download and print your transcript immediately, or request the transcript to be mailed to your address on record.

Get Transcript ONLINE

  • View and print transcript immediately
  • Choose Tax Return

Get Transcript by MAIL

  • Transcripts arrive in 5 to 10 calendar days
  • Choose Tax Return


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