2024-2025 Federal Verification 

Verification of Tax Information

FAFSA uses tax information from two years prior. FAFSA will automatically attempt to transfer your 2022 tax information directly from the IRS. If FAFSA cannot transfer the tax information from the IRS, you will need to: 

  • Submit a signed copy of your 2022 IRS Form1040 with Schedules 1-3 if filed with your return


If you filed a  Foreign Tax Return, submit all pages of that 2022 federal tax return and be sure it is signed by the tax filer. If the currency is not listed in US Dollars, please convert the amounts to US Dollars. Please write the conversion rate on the document. 

If the student or parent did not and was not required to file a 2022 tax return, the individual will need to complete an Income Verification Form and may be required to submit a copy of their 2022 IRS Form W-2 (if they worked in 2022). 

Verification of Family Size 

In certain cases, families will be required to complete a Family Size Confirmation Form

Verification Incomplete 

You can receive an estimated financial aid offer without submitting the required information, however, your financial aid offer will not be finalized, and funds will not disburse until the verification review is completed

If your FAFSA is selected for federal verification, you must submit all required documentation by the following deadlines: 

  • Fall semester: November 1 
  • Spring semester: April 1 
  • Summer term: August 1 

If all documents are not submitted by the deadline, all financial aid requiring verification will be canceled. Reinstatement of aid is not guaranteed if verification is completed late. On a case-by-case basis, exceptions to these deadlines may be granted and aid will be reinstated if all verification requirements are met, funds are available, and you still demonstrate eligibility. 

Obtaining a Federal Tax Return Transcript 

There are several ways to obtain the 2022 Tax Return Transcript: 

  • Visit the IRS website
    • Click on the Get Transcript Online button to immediately view, print, or download your Tax Return Transcript 
    • Click on the Get Transcript by Mail button to request that the IRS mail your Tax Return Transcript to you. It will take five to ten business days for you to receive the tax return transcript(s) from the IRS. 
    • Call the IRS automated phone transcript service at 1-800-908-9946 
  • If you have any problems obtaining your tax return transcript from the IRS website, view their Get Transcript FAQ website for additional instructions or call the IRS at 800-829-1040 from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

After you receive the tax return transcript(s), write the student's name and University ID number in the top right corner of the first page and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Aid as soon as possible.