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Verification is the confirmation through documentation that the information provided on a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is correct. The federal government requires colleges and universities to verify or confirm the data reported by students and their parent(s) on the FAFSA. The verification process ensures that eligible students receive all the financial aid to which they are entitled and prevents ineligible students from receiving financial aid to which they are not entitled.

Documents Needed

Dependent Students

  1. Copy of student’s and parent’s Federal Income Tax Transcript (for the tax year prior to the current aid year)
  2. Dependent Verification Worksheet

Independent Students

  1. Student’s (and spouse’s, if applicable) Federal Income Tax Transcript
  2. Independent Verification Worksheet

Setup an Appointment with the IRS: Call 844-545-5640

Data Retrieval Tool
This video will walk you through how to get your tax information into FAFSA.