Federal verification is a process that requires a college to collect documentation to verify and correct information reported on your financial aid application. If the Department of Education selects your application for federal verification, all requirements must be completed before our office can finalize a financial aid award offer. It should be noted that any corrections made to your financial aid application may impact your aid eligibility.

Verification Deadlines

  • CAS Early Decision
    March 1
  • CAS Early Action
    March 1
  • CAS Regular Students
    March 1
  • CAS Continuing Students
    March 28
  • Graduate & Law Students
    April 15

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Quick Links:

2023-24 Dependent Verification Worksheet

2023-24 Independent Verification Worksheet (uncommon)

Am I a dependent or independent student?
Hint: Whether you are a dependent or independent student for FAFSA purposes is unrelated to whether your parent(s) claim you on their taxes.

IRS - Get Transcript
Request a Tax Return Transcript, Verification of Non-Filing Letter, and other tax transcripts from here.

To begin or review the verification process, select your student type below:

Special Situations

If you find yourself in one of the rare situations below, you will need to submit different or additional documentation to our office in order to verify your income data.

[Document Submission]

To submit documents for verification, you can do so via fax, U.S. postal mail, or by uploading online it to one of our secured portals:

New Undergraduate Student Portal All Other Students - Financial Aid Portal


Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Troubleshooting Your Account Username and Password (FSA ID)