Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Updated Verification Guidance

We have received new guidance from the Department of Education regarding alternative documents for completing the verification process. We are now allowed to accept a SIGNED copy of the federal tax return instead of the tax return transcript from the IRS. A signed 2016 federal tax return will be accepted for the 18-19 year and a signed 2017 federal tax return will be accepted for the 19-20 year. We hope this will alleviate delays students and families have been facing with the verification process. For more information, please contact our office.