Verification

The Department of Education selects applications for Verification. We do not know in advance if you will be selected and will not request verification of information until after receiving your SAR. If your SAR is selected by the Department of Education for Review, you must go through a process called Verification:

Verification for 2016-2017

If applying for 2016-2017 and your SAR information indicates that you have been selected for review in a process called verification, you must submit the following:

A copy of your 2015 Federal tax transcript including W-2s and other IRS documents. If you are married, you will need a copy of your and your spouse’s tax transcripts. If you are a dependent student, you will need a copy of your parent(s)’ 2015 Federal tax transcripts including W2s and all other IRS documents. We are unable to accept Federal tax returns.

  • You can request a Federal tax transcripts at www.irs.gov or call 1-800-908-9946.
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