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Financial Aid Verification

Obtaining a Tax Return Transcript

Students and Parents who are selected to verify income and did not use the IRS Data Retrieval process while completing their FAFSA will need to submit a signed 1040 or copies of an IRS Tax Return Transcript.

  • The following information is needed to request a transcript - Social Security Number, date of birth, and the address on file with the IRS (normally this will be the address used when the most recent tax return was filed).
  • It may take up to 2 weeks for IRS income information to be available for electronic IRS tax return filers, and up to 8-12 weeks for paper IRS tax return filers.
  • Be sure to request the "IRS Tax Return Transcript" and not the "IRS Tax Account Transcript".
  • We strongly recommend that you have the transcript sent to you and then you submit a copy to our office, and keep a copy for your own records.
  • Be sure to submit all pages of the transcript.