The Department of Education selects some students' FAFSA for verification to ensure the information reported on the FAFSA is accurate. 

If your FAFSA has been selected for verification, please follow the instructions below to complete the verification process. Reminder: FAFSA uses tax information from two years prior. 

1. Complete Verification Form.
2. Verify your (student) Income Information.
3. Verify Parent Income Information.

 

You can find more details on each requirement below. 

STEP 1: Complete Verification Form

Most Lawrence students are considered "dependent" when applying for financial aid.

 

STEP 2: Verify your (student) Income Information

Verify your income information in ONE of the following ways. 

Option A: If you worked but did not file a federal tax return, please upload copies of your W-2 form(s) to our office.

Option B: Use the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool

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

Option C: Submit a Signed Copy of your (student's) Federal Tax Return

Option D: Request a Copy of your Tax Return Transcript from the IRS

STEP 3: Verify Parent Income Information

Verify your parents' income information in ONE of the following ways. 

Option A: Use the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool

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

Option B: Submit a Signed Copy of your Parents' Federal Tax Return

Examples of schedules:

  • IRS Schedules 1, 2, 3
  • IRS Schedules A, C, E, and/or F
  • IRS Form 1065 (Partnership Income)

Option C: Request a Copy of your Parents' Tax Return Transcript from the IRS

Option D: If your Parent(s) did not file a Federal Tax Return, they must: