If your FAFSA was selected for Verification, you must complete the following steps by June 1.

STEP 1: Verify Income & Tax Information

Verify your income & tax information in ONE of two ways:

OPTION A: Use the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval

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The FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval transfers your information from the IRS database into your FAFSA.

To use the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval, watch the video below and/or follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov
  2. Click on the green Login button
  3. Click on the Make FAFSA Corrections link
  4. Click on the Financial Information section of the FAFSA and follow the on-screen instructions
  5. Answer the question regarding the IRS income tax return:
    • Have you completed your IRS income tax return? (Already completed, Will file, or Not going to file)
    • Did you file an amended tax return?
    • Did you file your tax return recently?
  6. If you answer No to the questions above, you will be presented with the option to transfer your information from the IRS into your FAFSA
  7. Click on the LINK TO IRS button (you will be redirected to the IRS website)
  8. Enter the requested information on the IRS website and click Submit. If the IRS is able to validate your identification, the IRS tax information will display. 
  9. Click on the Transfer My Tax Information into the FAFSA checkbox and then click on the Transfer Now button.
  10. If the student filed a tax return, you will need to repeat steps 5-9.
  11. Continue to the Sign & Submit section of the FAFSA. Be sure to Sign & Submit your FAFSA!

The video below was produced by the UC Santa Barbara Financial Aid Office and walks you through the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval steps.

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OPTION B: Request a copy of your Tax Return Transcript from the IRS

Click here to request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS

STEP 2: Verification Form

Dependent Student Verification Forms
Most Lawrence students are considered "dependent" when applying for financial aid.

Independent Student Verification Forms
Complete these forms if you are married, have a child, or meet other specific requirements

Dependent Student Verification Forms
Most Lawrence students are considered "dependent" when applying for financial aid.

Independent Student Verification Forms
Complete these forms if you are married, have a child, or meet other specific requirements

  • 2015-2016 Independent Student Verification Form
  • 2015-2016 Unaccompanied Youth Verification Form
  • 2015-2016 Student Non-Tax Filer Form

 

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