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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Submitting Tax and Income Information or Verification of Tax Non-filing

If your financial aid file is selected for verification, you/your parent(s) must submit 2018 tax and income information using one of the two options below if you/they were required by the IRS to file one (unless a Puerto Rican tax return was filed).

Dependent Students: If your parents did not file a 2018 tax return and were not required by the IRS to file one, they must instead complete and submit a parent certification of non-filing form.

Independent students: If you did not file a 2018 tax return and were not required by the IRS to file one, you must instead complete and submit a student certification of non-filing form.

NOTE TO CALIFORNIA DREAM APPLICANTS:

If you filed a California Dream Application, you cannot use OPTION 1 below to submit tax information. Rather, you must use OPTION 2 further down this page to request and submit a tax return transcript.

OPTION 1 - IRS Data Retrieval from FAFSA

We strongly recommend your parents import their tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on FAFSA on the Web. This is the preferred method for you to supply tax and income information to our office and will speed the processing of your financial aid.

This video tutorial will help you update your FAFSA using the DRT:


OPTION 2 - IRS Income Tax Return and W-2 Forms

If you/your parents are not eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, or choose not to use it, you/your parent(s) must submit a copy of your/your parents' signed 2018 Federal income tax return (including all schedules) AND all W-2 forms to our office.

If you/your parents filed a joint return and are now separated, divorced, widowed or remarried, you/they must submit a copy of your/your parents' signed 2018 Federal income tax return (including all schedules) AND all W-2 forms to our office.

If you/your parents filed an amended tax return, you/they must ALSO submit a signed copy of the amended tax return (1040X) in addition to providing a tax return.

NOTE: We do not accept electronically-signed tax returns.


Certification of Non-Filing

Dependent Students: If your parents did not file a 2018 tax return and were not required by the IRS to file one, they must instead complete and submit a parent certification of non-filing form.

Independent students: If you did not file a 2018 tax return and were not required by the IRS to file one, you must instead complete and submit a student certification of non-filing form.

If your spouse did not file a 2018 tax return and was not required by the IRS to file one, your spouse must instead complete and submit a spouse certification of non-filing form.

Please upload a copy of your signed 2018 tax return, including all schedules and W-2 forms, or your certification of non-filing form, including all W-2 forms, to our office by following these instructions.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to write the student's name and UCI ID# at the top of the first page of each document.

NOTE: The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships does not accept documents as email attachments.

(Revised 4/17/2020 - BS)

 

Hours: 10am-5pm Monday to Friday
102 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-2825
Tel: (949) 824-8262
Fax: (949) 824-4876 or (949) 824-6725
Email: finaid@uci.edu

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