Verification

  • Verification Confirms Your FAFSA Is Correct

    The federal government requires colleges and universities to verify the information students and their parent(s) report on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    This process is designed to make sure financial aid funds reach eligible students and are not given to ineligible students.

    Important! Do Not Submit Verification Documents Unless We Ask for Them

    Only submit verification documents if you have been notified by the IUP Financial Aid Office to do so.

    Check your MyIUP account regularly to see if there is anything you still need to do. If you need to verify your FAFSA information, you'll see a notification under MyIUP, Finances, Financial Aid Requirements. If you have questions about the documentation you are asked to send, please contact the Financial Aid Office at either financial-aid@iup.edu or 724-357-2218 before submitting anything. We can help you understand what you need to do.

    What You Should Submit for Verification

    The best action you can take to finish verification is to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to automatically fill in your FAFSA with your tax information and your parents’ tax information.

    In most cases, if you use the IRS DRT, you won't have to send anything else to verify your income and your family's income (unless that information has changed).

    • For most electronic tax-return filers, the 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.
    • For most paper tax-return filers, 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.

    Verification Forms

    2019-20

    Use for fall 2019, spring 2020, or summer 2020.

    2020–21

    Use for fall 2020, spring 2021, or summer 2021.