Tax information

Applicable only to those selected for verification for the 2017-18 academic year.

  • Effective April 27, 2017, the federal Department of Education revised the acceptable documentation required for tax filers.
  • If you have been asked to submit 2015 tax information, you may hand in a signed copy of your 2015 federal tax return instead of obtaining a 2015 tax return transcript, as you may have previously been informed.
  • If you did not retain a copy of your taxes for your records, order a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS.
  • As of May 10, 2015, FSA IDs are used to e-sign the FAFSA application instead of the former PIN (Personal Identification Number) system
  • All students (and a parent, for dependent students) must create an FSA ID
  • Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign your FAFSA, Entrance Counseling, or a Master Promissory Note
  • To create your FSA ID, reference the FSA ID Guide for step-by-step instructions, paying special attention to Step 4 if you already have a PIN set up as you will need to link it to your new FSA ID. You will begin the process at either the FAFSA website or the FSA ID website .