Occasionally students FAFSA records are selected by the federal processor for additional verification. The Financial Aid Office is required to confirm income information for students and parents and spouses if applicable.
Students and parents are able to import the actual income and tax information directly into the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrival Tool directly into the FAFSA. This is an easy process. The information used is from the prior year information. For the 2019-20 FAFSA, 2017 income and tax information is used. Students (or parents) who do not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool may need to provide the IRS Tax Trasncript from the IRS (not tax return) to the Financial Aid Office. Sometimes the federal processor selects a FAFSA record for additional verification. Written documentation (tax transcripts, copies of W-2 forms) to support the accuracy of your request for financial aid, including the Federal Direct Stafford Student Loan program, may be requested from the Financial Aid Office before the award process begins. Students selected for verification will be notified by the Financial Aid Office of what is needed to complete your request for financial aid.