The federal government selects FAFSAs to be verified by the financial aid department.
Our school may also select FAFSAs to be verified. During verification, a financial
aid counselor must confirm that certain data elements on the FAFSA are correct before
a student may receive any financial aid. In order to have payment arrangements made
by the tuition due date, please turn in all requested verification items by the deadlines
- Spring 2017 Priority Verification Deadline: December 15, 2016
Spring 2017 Final Verification Deadline: April 15, 2017
- Fall 2017 Priority Verification Deadline: June 1, 2017
Fall 2017 Final Verification Deadline: October15, 2017
- Spring 2018 Priority Verification Deadline: December 15, 2017
Spring 2018 Final Verification Deadline: March 15, 2018
Failure to submit documentation by the final verification deadline may result in loss
of financial aid eligibility. Our office is not required to complete verification
after the final deadline has passed. Students may appeal to the Director of Financial
Aid for an extension to the deadline.
Official tax return information from the IRS is required as part of the verification
process. When completing your FAFSA online, you have the option of using the IRS Data
Retrieval Tool. Please see page 3 of the verification worksheet for further instructions.
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is the preferred method of submitting tax information
to the school because it is the quickest, easiest, and most secure way to submit your
tax information. ~
If your FAFSA has been selected for verification, we must confirm 2015 income tax
information reported on the FAFSA. For students or parents who did not file a 2015 tax return, we must confirm that you did not file a tax return with the IRS. The student or
parent must request a Verification of Non-Filing letter from the IRS. If you have
never filed a tax return in any year, we recommend that you use IRS Form 4506T to request a Verification of Non-Filing letter. Please follow the instructions on
the form to send the form to the appropriate IRS branch. Please do not send the 4506T form to our office. We will not accept it.