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Student Aid

2016 - 2017 FAFSA Verification

If applications are selected for a review process called verification, students will be able to view the document requirements on Banner Self Service.  Students will also be notified by regular mail and through the forUM email when there is a need for additional information. Typically, the following documents are required and must be submitted to the Student Aid Office:

  • Verification worksheet – contact Student Aid Office
  • 2015 IRS tax return transcript for student and parent/spouse if requested (obtain by calling 1-800-908-9946)or a signed copy of 2015 IRS forms 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ
  • Other requirements will be noted on Banner Self Service and through forUM email account

Check Banner Self Service Financial Aid Requirements to determine whether or not you need to submit a tax transcript. Students who use the IRS Data Retrieval tool when filing the FAFSA may not need to submit a tax transcript or the return copy.

A determination of eligibility cannot be made until the verification process is completed. Other documents may be requested. All documents required for verification must be submitted within 60 days of request or your application processing may be terminated.

If your file is selected for this review process, please do not make changes to the FAFSA. Any corrections needed will be processed on your behalf by the Student Aid Office.

Please note that in some cases students may be selected for verification AFTER an award has been made. The aid awarded may have to be withheld until verification has been completed. Typically, this can happen if a student makes a change to the FAFSA after being awarded aid.