Admissions & Financial Aid



  • Paper tax returns are no longer accepted as documentation for verification. Tax return transcripts may be required.

Accuracy Counts

Each year the Department of Education randomly selects a percentage of all applicants to complete a verification process.  Verification is a request for additional information and documentation to verify the information you reported on the FAFSA.

If you are selected for FAFSA verification, you will be required to support your reported FAFSA data with information obtained directly from the IRS. If you are asked for a tax return transcript, you must order it from the IRS. It is free of charge. A tax return transcript shows most line items from your tax return (Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) as it was originally filed, including any accompanying forms and schedules.

Three Ways to Order Your Free Tax Return Transcript

  1. Online Request
  2. Telephone Request
  3. Paper Request 

We cannot review your application until we receive all the documentation requested. Ordering and returning the requested documentation as soon as possible is in your best interest.

Verification Worksheet

Financial Aid Services will send you a Verification Worksheet if you are selected for verification. Copies are also available at The One Stop Student Administrative Services Center (Campus Center, UL). Click here for the appropriate Verfication Worksheet for the academic year.

IRS Tax Return Transcript Request Process

Three Ways to Order Your Free Tax Return Transcript

Online Request

Telephone Request

Paper Request Form – IRS Form 4506T-EZ

Order a Tax Transcript

Three easy methods
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Meet the Priority Deadline

March 1 - new students
May 1 - returning students
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  • One Stop Student Administrative Service Center
    Campus Center, Upper Level
    Walk In Service Office Hours
    8 a.m.–6 p.m. (Mon-Thurs)
    8 a.m.–4 p.m. (Friday)