The FAFSA submitted for the 2016-2017 academic year has been randomly selected by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) for a process called verification. Before we can process your request for financial aid, additional action is required.
To complete the verification process, you must:
Please note that if you filed your taxes electronically, you may need to wait 1-2 weeks (6-8 weeks if you filed your taxes via mail) before accessing your FAFSA to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
Verification must be completed by July 1st in order for your financial aid to be applied to your bill. If we are not able to verify your FAFSA, your financial aid will be withheld.
If you and/or your parents are not eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, the US Department of Education requires our office to collect a certified tax return transcript processed by the IRS. Please note that parents who are married but filing separately must submit 2 separate IRS tax return transcripts. Transcripts are not required for those filing a foreign or Puerto Rican tax return.
Please make sure you request a Tax Return Transcript. Do not request a Tax Account Transcript or Record of Account because they cannot be used for financial aid verification purposes.
To obtain a tax return transcript online please follow these steps:
To register and use this service, you need your SSN, date of birth, filing status and mailing address from latest tax return, access to your email account, your credit card number or account number from an auto loan, mortgage, home equity loan or home equity line of credit, and a mobile phone with your name on the account.
To obtain a tax return transcript by mail please follow these steps:
To use this service, you need your SSN or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), date of birth, and mailing address from your latest tax return.
You may also request a Transcript of Tax Return by completing the following steps: