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Verification is the process your school uses to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA form is accurate. If you’re selected for verification, NWTC will request additional documentation that supports the information you reported. All requested documents will be listed on your Financial Aid To-Do list in the student portal.
If the Financial Aid Office is requesting tax information, then the following resources may be helpful to you:
If students and parents of dependent students utilize the IRS Data Retrieval tool while completing the FAFSA, this could reduce the number of documents required as this tool transfers tax data directly from the IRS. Individuals who owe the IRS and have not paid may experience a delay in obtaining tax data.
Here's how it works:
If the IRS Data Retrieval is unavailable during the initial filing of the FAFSA, you can update this information at a later date.
The Financial Aid Office must collect tax return transcripts for anyone selected for verification who did not use the IRS Data Retrieval or if the data from the IRS was updated after it was transferred. The IRS will provide a tax return transcript free for any tax filer.
Please refer to this Guide on how to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript, and this Guide on how to request an IRS Verification of Non-Filing.
You will need to submit the following items: