Verification

The Department of Education selects applications for Verification. You can reduce your chances of being selected by applying over the internet and by applying using a completed tax return. 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 2014-2015

If applying for 2014-2015 and your SAR information indicates that you have been selected for review in a process called verification, you must submit the following:

  • Dependent Verification Worksheet (Please select the correct version below. The version number is on your reminder letter that you received from the financial aid office or you can contact us at 1-800-414-5756.) 

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Dependent Verification Worksheet V5
Dependent Verification Worksheet V6 

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  • Independent Verification Worksheet (Please select the correct version below. The version number is on your reminder letter that you received from the financial aid office or you can contact us at 1-800-414-5756.) 

Independent Verification Worksheet V1
Independent Verification Worksheet V3
Independent Verification Worksheet V4
Independent Verification Worksheet V5
Independent Verification Worksheet V6

  • A copy of your 2013 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)’ 2013 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.

Verification for 2015-2016

If applying for 2015-2016 and your SAR information indicates that you have been selected for review in a process called verification, you must submit the following:

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