What is Verification 2018-2019
Verification has been implemented to reduce error rates in applicant-reported data and to assure, to the maximum extent possible, that eligible recipients receive the correct amount of financial assistance. The Department of Education requires that a portion of the students who apply for financial aid at each school be verified, as selected by the Central Processing System.
Federal policy mandates that we verify certain items on your application before aid may be disbursed. The major items to be verified include:
- adjusted gross income
- federal income taxes paid
- number of family members
- number of family members who will attend college at least
half timefor a term during the aid year
- untaxed IRA distributions & pensions
- education credits
- IRS deductions
tax exemptinterest income
- income earned from work (for non-filers)
IMPORTANT: SEND ONLY THE DOCUMENTS REQUESTED BY OUR OFFICE.
If you are requested to submit a 2016 IRS Tax Return Transcript, you have
- You can obtain an IRS Tax Return Transcript by using one of the following three options:
- You can download and print your transcript immediately at http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript.
- Telephone Request available from IRS by calling 1-800-908-9946.
- Paper Request – IRS Form 4506T-EZ
Note: Please note that an award offer cannot be made until certain requirements have been evaluated. An applicant selected for verification or certain other requirements must complete the process by the deadline date set by the Department of Education. This has been published in the Federal Register for the 2018-2019 financial aid year