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Verification is a process of confirming the accuracy of an applicant's FAFSA to ensure the applicant will receive the correct about of financial aid. Items we may request from you include:

  • Parent and/or student IRS tax information. This requirement can be satisfied by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA, by providing a signed copy of a federal income tax return, or by ordering a Tax Return Transcript at
  • W-2(s)
  • A copy of a passport, social security card, and/or birth certificate (rare)

In addition to supplying tax information, students are also asked to complete a verification worksheet (found below). If you are unsure which worksheet you are required to complete, please feel free to contact our office. You may print and mail, or fax a copy to our office or use our secure upload site to send us your sensitive information. Applicants are welcome to drop off the documents in person during our normal business hours.

Dependent student verification worksheets:

Independent student verification worksheets: