Verification is a comparison of the FAFSA information with IRS data and other external documentation. If you are selected for verification by the Department of Education or UND, you must complete the verification process if you are interested in receiving federal, state and some types of institutional financial aid. You may be asked to verify information such as income, federal income tax paid, household size, status as a dependent or independent student, citizenship, etc.
If you have been selected for verification, UND will send a request for required documentation to the HOME address in CampusConnection. This list of required documents is also available in the To Do list in CampusConnection. Subsequent notifications for documentation will be sent to the student's UND email address (Student Email).
As part of this process, if tax information was not downloaded from the IRS as part of the FAFSA application process (or if changes were made to the downloaded information), students must provide the Student Financial Aid Office with their (and spouse's or parents') Federal Tax Return Transcript and in some cases, statements from the Social Security Administration, Veteran's Administration or other agencies to verify benefits students and/or their family have received. Please note that copies of your Federal Tax Return are no longer accepted!
If you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval download process in the FAFSA, you may also go to the FAFSA website, www.fafsa.gov, click Start Here, and make a correction to your FAFSA by using the IRS Data Retrieval process. If this is successful, you will not have to provide a Tax Return Transcript.
If you have an IRS office in your community, you may go to your local IRS office to obtain a stamped copy of your transcript(s).
How to Request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS:
Order online at www.irs.gov. Click on Order a Return or Account Transcript under Tools. Make sure you order the Tax Return Transcript, not the Tax Account Transcript!