Quick Steps

Quick Steps - Verification Process

Once the FAFSA has been submitted, a student may be selected for verification.  The process is as follows: 

Dependent Student...

First...

a. If your and/or your parent's tax information was not linked from the IRS to your FAFSA, then submit copies of your and your parent's IRS Tax Transcript, or sign on to your FAFSA and link the tax information from the IRS.
b. To request the IRS Tax Transcript, visit www.irs.gov, click the Get Transcripts of Tax Records under the Tool tab.

Submit to FA Center...

c.  Verification documents
d.  If you did not link your taxes, a copy of your prior year IRS Tax Transcript:
    i. 2014-2015 school year - 2013 IRS Tax Transcript
    ii. 2015-2016 school year - 2014 IRS Tax Transcript
e.  If you did not link your taxes, a copy of your parent's prior year signed Federal tax returns:
    i. 2014-2015 school year - 2013 IRS Tax Transcript
    ii. 2015-2016 school year - 2014 IRS Tax Transcript
f.  Untaxed income documents (i.e. Social Security Statements, etc.)

Verification is processed...

g.  Allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
h.  Check status.

For corrections after verification...

i.  If corrections are required after verification review, go to FA office.
j.  FA office will re-submit for corrections for you.



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Independent Student...

First...

a. If your and/or your parent’s tax information was not linked from the IRS to your FAFSA, then submit copies of your and your parent’s IRS tax transcript, or sign on to your FAFSA and link the tax information from the IRS.
b. If you are married, and your tax information was not linked from the IRS to your FAFSA, then submit copies of your and your spouse’s IRS tax transcript, or sign on to your FAFSA and link the tax information from the IRS.
c. To request the IRS Tax Transcript, visit www.irs.gov, click the Get Transcripts of Tax Records under the Tool tab.

Submit to FA Center...

d.  Verification documents
e.  If you did not link your taxes, a copy of your prior year IRS Tax Transcript:
    i. 2014-2015 school year - 2013 IRS Tax Transcript
    ii. 2015-2016 school year - 2014 IRS Tax Transcript
f.  If you are married and did not link your taxes, a copy of your and your spouse's prior year IRS Tax Transcript:
    i. 2014-2015 school year - 2013 IRS Tax Transcript
    ii. 2015-2016 school year - 2014 IRS Tax Transcript
g.  Untaxed income documents (i.e. Social Security Statements, etc.)

Verification is processed...

h.  Allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
i.  Check status.

For corrections after verification...

j.  If corrections are required after verification review, go to FA office.
k.  FA office will re-submit for corrections for you.