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Your - Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was selected for review in a process
called verification. The law says that before awarding Federal Student Aid, we may
ask you to confirm the information you and your spouse, if married reported on your
FAFSA. To verify that you provided correct information the financial aid administrator
at your school will compare your FAFSA with the information on this worksheet and
with any other required documents. If there are differences, your FAFSA information
may need to be corrected. You and at least one parent must complete and sign this
worksheet, attach any required documents, and submit the form and other required documents
to the financial aid administrator at your school. Your school may ask for additional
information. If you have questions about verification, contact your financial aid
administrator as soon as possible so that your financial aid will not be delayed.
How to complete the form successfully:
- Complete the student information section.
- Scroll down and complete the demographic information tab. Please use a valid e-mail
address for the form. The University of Utah has partnered with DocuSign in order
to allow you to electronically sign your verification worksheet. You will receive
an email from DocuSign once the form is ready to be signed. If you do not want to
electronically sign the form, please contact our office for a paper copy.
- Use the next button and complete the household information tab.
- Use the next button and complete the income information tab.
- Click the submit button to submit the information. If you need to change any information,
click the edit button.
Note: We may require additional documentation if we have reason to believe that the
information regarding the household members enrolled in eligible postsecondary educational
institutions is inaccurate.
Student Income Information
Important Note: The instructions below apply to the student and spouse, if the student is married.
Notify the financial aid office if the student or spouse filed separate IRS income
tax returns for or had a change in marital status after December 31, .
Instructions: Complete this section if the student and spouse filed or will file a IRS income tax return(s). The best way to verify income is by using the IRS Data
Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) that is part of FAFSA on the Web at FAFSA.gov. In most cases,
no further documentation is needed to verify income information that was transferred into the student's FAFSA using the IRS DRT
if that information was not changed by the FAFSA filer.
A IRS Tax Return Transcript may be obtained through:
- Get Transcript ONLINE - Go to www.IRS.gov, under the Tools heading on the IRS homepage, click "Get a Tax Transcript." Click
"Get Transcript ONLINE." Make sure to request the "IRS Tax Return Transcript" and
NOT the "IRS Tax Account Transcript."
- Get Transcript by MAIL - Go to www.IRS.gov, under the Tools heading on the IRS homepage, click "Get a Tax Transcript." Click
"Get Transcript by MAIL." Make sure to request the "IRS Tax Return Transcript" and
NOT the "IRS Tax Account Transcript."
- Automated Telephone Request - 1-800-908-9946
- Paper Request Form - IRS Form 4506T-EZ or IRS Form 4506-T
In most cases, for electronic tax return filers, IRS income tax return information is available for the IRS DRT or the IRS Tax Return
Transcript within 2-3 weeks after the electronic IRS income tax return has been accepted by the IRS. Generally, for filers
of paper IRS income tax returns, the IRS income tax return information is available for the IRS DRT or the IRS Tax Return
Transcript within 6-8 weeks after the paper IRS income tax return has been received by the IRS. Contact the financial
aid office if more information is needed about using the IRS DRT or obtaining an IRS
Tax Return Transcript.
If the student and spouse filed separate IRS income tax returns, the IRS DRT cannot be used and the IRS Tax Return Transcript(s) must be provided for each