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Forms and Required Documents

For full descriptions of all documents, please see the dropdowns below the form tables.

Standard Verification FormsPDF
Dependent Verification Worksheet Dependent Verification Worksheet
Student/Spouse IRS Data Match or 2015 Tax Return Transcript Student/Spouse IRS Data Match or 2015 Tax Return Transcript
Parent IRS Data Match or IRS Tax Return Transcript for 2015 Parent IRS Data Match or IRS Tax Return Transcript for 2015
2015 IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter 2015 IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter
Independent Verification Worksheet Independent Verification Worksheet
Miscellaneous Verification FormsPDF
Asset Verification Form Asset Verification Form
Statement of Educational Purpose and Proof of Identity Statement of Educational Purpose and Proof of Identity
Statement of Support Form Statement of Support Form
Victims of Federal Tax Identity Theft Verification Statement Victims of Federal Tax Identity Theft Verification Statement
Loan Change Request FormsPDF
Direct PLUS Loan Change Request Form Direct PLUS Loan Change Request Form
Direct Loan Change Request Form Direct Loan Change Request Form

Standard Verification Documents

Please complete the Dependent Verification Worksheet. Do not leave any information in the form blank. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

Complete the IRS Data Retrieval process by logging in to your FAFSA account. If you are unable to use the Data Retrieval Tool, you may also go to the IRS website to request and download a copy of your IRS Tax Return Transcript.

Complete the IRS Data Retrieval process by logging in to your FAFSA account. If you are unable to use the Data Retrieval Tool, you may also go to the IRS website to request or download a copy of IRS Tax Return Transcript.

The Verification of Non-Filing Letter is a federal financial aid requirement that provides proof that the IRS has no record of a filed Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ for individuals who are not required to file. If you have never filed a federal tax return you must mail a 4506-T Form to the IRS to make this request.

Please complete the Independent Verification Worksheet. Do not leave any information on the form blank. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

Miscellaneous Verification Documents

Please provide a signed copy of your Amended Form 1040X Federal Tax Return.

FAFSA has requested that we verify your assets. Please complete the Asset Verification Form in order for us to proceed with processing your FAFSA.

Due to bankruptcy, you must provide a letter from your attorney that you are currently authorized to assume additional debt.

Please provide a copy of your birth certificate in order to verify your date of birth.

Please provide proof of the total amount of child support paid for the previous year.

You indicated that you will have your bachelor’s degree by July of 2015. If this is in error please provide a written and signed statement indicating that you will not be receiving your bachelor’s degree by July 2015. Please include your name, student ID number, and social security number in your statement.

In order to verify that you are an eligible non-citizen for purposes of receiving federal student aid, we must collect a copy of your INS Alien Registration documentation.

In order to verify the marital status reported on your FAFSA, please provide a copy of your marriage license.

You reported on your FAFSA that you are a Veteran of the US Armed Forces. In order to verify your status, we must collect a copy of your DD-214.

In order to verify that your parent/spouse is deceased, please provide a copy of their death certificate so that we may exclude their information from your FAFSA.

Please provide a letter from your student loan servicer(s) indicating you are no longer in default on your loan(s).

Please provide a copy of your dependent child’s birth certificate.

Your reported a drug conviction on your FAFSA. To resolve this status, please contact the U.S.D.E. at (800) 433-3243.

You indicated on your FAFSA that you are an Emancipated Minor. Please provide a copy of a court’s decision that as of today you are an emancipated minor or that you were an emancipated minor immediately before you reached the age of being an adult in your state. The court must be located in your state of legal residence at the time the court’s decision was issued.

There was discrepant information reported on your FAFSA that must be resolved. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine what documentation is needed to process your application.

You indicated on your FAFSA that you are/were in Foster Care. Please provide a copy of the court documentation that verifies your status.

Please provide a copy of your high school diploma or your final and sealed high school transcript to confirm your graduation status.

You reported on your FAFSA that you are/were an orphan or a ward of the court. In order to verify your status, we must collect a copy of the court documentation specific to your situation.

The National Student Loan Data System indicates that you have received one or more overpayments of Federal Student Aid. You are not eligible to receive federal student aid until you resolve the overpayment. Please provide documentation from the appropriate agency verifying that your overpayment has been resolved.

Please provide a copy of your parent(s) W2 form(s) from the previous year (most current) in order to verify the working wages reported on your FAFSA.

Please provide proof of the total amount of child support received during the previous year.

You must provide documentation to verify your citizenship status. Acceptable documentation includes a Certificate of Naturalization and/or a valid U.S. passport.

In order to verify your social security number matches the name reported to the Social Security Administration, please provide a copy of your social security card.

Please provide a copy of your Spouse’s IRS Tax Return Transcript. Transcripts can be downloaded from the IRS website.

In order to verify your educational purpose and identity, you can download the Statement of Educational Purpose and Proof of Identity form and return it to the Office of Financial Aid in person along with a picture ID.

The income information you have provided on your FAFSA for your household is unusually low. In order to verify how your family was supported during the previous tax year, you must complete the Statement of Support form. Do not leave anything blank.

In order to verify your working wages, we must collect a copy of you and/or your spouse’s (if applicable) most recent W2 form(s).

If you are selected for verification and are unable to obtain a tax transcript due to being a victim of tax identity theft please contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at (800) 908-4490 to request a copy of your Transcript Database View (TRDBV).

You indicated on your FAFSA that you are or were in legal guardianship as determined by a court in your state of legal residence, prior to reaching the age of being an adult in your state. Provide a copy of the court’s decision documenting you are in legal guardianship from the state of your legal residence.

Your degree status is currently under review. In order to verify your status, please confirm whether or not you have previously obtained a bachelor’s degree.

To receive federal student aid, you must be registered with Selective Service if you are male and between the age of 18 and 25. By answering ‘Register me’ on the FAFSA, you give the Selective Service permission to register you or you may register online at the Selective Service System and provide a copy to the Office of Financial Aid.

You reported on your FAFSA that more than one family member is attending college. In order to verify this status, please provide an enrollment verification letter to confirm this status.

You indicated on your FAFSA that you are an unaccompanied youth who is homeless or in danger of being homeless. Your situation must be documented from a homeless youth liaison, Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) provider, or U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provider.

If you are selected for verification and are unable to obtain a tax transcript due to being a victim of tax identity theft please complete the attached form.

You indicated on your FAFSA that you have been determined by the director of an emergency shelter or transitional housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to be an unaccompanied youth who is homeless.

Homeless means lacking fixed, regular and adequate housing, which includes living in shelters, motels, cars, or parks, or temporarily living with other people because the student had nowhere else to go, including situations in which the student is fleeing an abusive parent who would otherwise provide the student with financial support and a place to live.

Unaccompanied means the student is not living in the physical custody of his/her parent or guardian.

Youth means the student is 21 years of age or younger or the student is still enrolled in high school as of the day he or she signs the application.

Please provide a letter from your homeless youth liaison verifying this status.

Loan Change Requests

This form is used if you wish to make changes to your Parent PLUS loans. Read the form carefully and be sure to include all required information. Upon completion, return the signed form to the Office of Financial Aid. This form must be completed and signed by the parent borrower.

This form is used if you wish to make changes to your student loans (Federal Direct Loan - Subsidized or Unsubsidized). Read the form carefully and be sure to include all required information. Upon completion, return the signed form to the Office of Financial Aid.


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