Verification is the confirmation through documentation that the information provided on a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is correct.
The federal government requires colleges and universities to verify or confirm the data reported by students and their parent(s) on the FAFSA. The verification process ensures that eligible students receive all the financial aid to which they are entitled
and prevents ineligible students from receiving financial aid to which they are not entitled.
The best action you can take to help finish verification is to use the IRS
data retrieval (DRT) process to automatically populate your and your parents’ tax
information directly from the IRS into your FAFSA. In most cases, no further documentation is needed to verify the income information that was transferred into the student’s FAFSA using the IRS DRT if that information was not changed. For most electronic
tax return filers, IRS income tax return information for the IRS DRT is available within two to three weeks after the electronic IRS income tax return has been accepted by the IRS. Generally, for filers of paper IRS income tax returns, the IRS income
tax return information is available for the IRS DRT within 8–11 weeks after the paper IRS income tax return has been received by the IRS.
Only submit verification documents if you have been notified by the Financial Aid Office. Check your MyIUP account to review your outstanding requirements. If you have questions on required documentation, please contact our office directly before
2016–17 Dependent Verification Form — use these forms for fall 2016, spring 2017, or summer 2017
2016–17 Independent Verification
Form — use these forms for fall 2016, spring 2017, or summer 2017
2017–18 Dependent Verification Form — use these forms for fall 2017, spring 2018, or summer 2018
2017–18 Independent Verification Form — use these forms for fall 2017, spring 2018, or summer 2018
Students should not submit verification documentation unless specifically requested by the Financial Aid Office.
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