As a result of changes in the federal regulations governing title IV programs, the financial aid office will no longer be able to accept a signed copy of a student or parent tax return for verification purposes. If you are selected for verification the options below are acceptable methods of providing the financial aid office with information needed to complete the processing of your application.
Students or Parents may link tax information directly to the FAFSA application by using the IRS data retrieval tool when initially completing the FAFSA or by logging back into the FAFSA application. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks (if filing electronically) for your information to be available to link. If you are filing using a paper return the wait time will be longer (approximately 6-8 weeks).
Please note that some tax filers may not be able to use the IRS data retrieval tool based on the filing status (married filing separately or head of household) or type of return (amended or foreign tax returns). A tutorial is available below for instructions on how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
If you cannot link your tax information or choose not to do so you must request an IRS Tax Return Transcript. If you change your IRS data on the FAFSA after using the retrieval tool you will also be required to provide the Financial Aid Office a copy of the IRS Tax Return Transcript.
Student and Parent IRS Tax Return Transcripts should be submitted to the Financial Aid office on the main campus. Do not submit copies of the IRS Tax Account Transcript as this is not an acceptable document. Please be sure to include the student name and ID on each page of the transcript. If you owe the IRS, you may not be able to receive a transcript until your obligation is paid in full. Please note that the IRS will not submit transcripts directly to the institution
Beginning with the 2013 tax year, tax filers who, because of IRS identity theft, are denied an IRS Tax Return Transcript using one of the regular request methods as listed above may contact the IRS at 1-800-908-4490 or go to the ID theft website on irs.gov. After the tax filers Identity has been authenticated, the tax filer can request that the IRS mail to the tax filer an alternate paper tax return transcript which will meet the institutions verification requirements.
If an individual is required to file a IRS income tax return and has been granted a filing extension by the IRS, the following documents must be provided to the Financial Aid Office:
If an individual filed an amended IRS income tax return for the requested tax year, the following documents must be provided to the Financial Aid Office:
An individual filed or will file a 2013 income tax return with Puerto Rico, another U.S. territory (e.g., Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Marianas Islands), or with a foreign country, must provide a signed copy of that 2013 income tax return(s).
All documentation must be complete and legible. Once reviewed, if additional information is requested, please submit it as soon as possible as we process all paperwork in the order received.