Verification is the process of documenting the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It requires the completion of a verification form in addition to providing supporting financial documentation to be submitted to the Student Financial Aid Office.
You will be notified by email if you are selected for verification. Please login to ULink frequently to review your To Do List. Select: Student Services, Financial Aid, View My To Do List to view and print your verification forms.
The verification process cannot begin if you and/or your parent(s) are required to file an IRS income tax return and have not yet filed. The only exception is if you and/or your parent(s) have been granted a filing extension. If an extension was granted and you have been selected for verification, please contact our office.
As of 4/24/2017, signed copies of IRS Forms 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ from tax year 2015 are now acceptable documentation for verification of both 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Aid years. Please see your verification form for details.
You may be required to provide a copy of your signed 2015 paper 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ that was submitted to the IRS, or your IRS Tax Return Transcript. Tax filers can request a transcript from the IRS free of charge. Follow the instructions on our website if you need to request a tax return transcript, IRS Tax Return Transcript. It will take 5-10 business days for the IRS to send the tax return transcript by mail. Follow the instructions on your verification form to determine if you need to attach a copy of your transcript.
If there are any differences between your application information and your verification documents, the Student Financial Aid Office may send corrections electronically to have your information reprocessed. This may require you and/or your parent(s) to report asset or other information not originally included on your FAFSA.
Verification must be completed before we will process your financial aid request. If you do not provide the documents requested on time, you will not receive federal student aid, and you might not receive aid from other nonfederal sources. When verification is completed, you may receive: 1) a revised Student Aid Report (SAR) reflecting changes made and/or 2) an award notification based on your verified Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
Printing Verification Forms
If you are required to complete verification, please access the form(s) from your ULink To-Do List.
If you have difficulty printing the forms, please contact our office at (502) 852-5511, or visit our office to print the forms.