Verification and IRS Tax Return Transcripts

If your financial aid file is selected for verification, you or your guardian need to submit your tax and income information to complete the verification requirements. There are a few different way to complete the verification process.

1. IRS Data Retrieval (IRS DRT) from FAFSA

We recommend the usage of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in order to speed up the processing of your financial aid. This tutorial will help you update your FAFSA using the IRS DRT.

2. Download your tax transcript from the IRS. Get your tax return transcript online. But before you do that, check the identity authentication requirements for Secure Access before attempting to register.

3. Use Get Transcript by Mail, and a transcript will be mailed to the address on your return within five to 10 days.

4. Call the IRS automated line at 800-908-9946 to order a transcript by mail.