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What is the Verification Policy for Federal Title IV Funds.

Verification Policy

Verification is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Education and is the process of confirming information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) for various Federal Title IV Funds including the Federal Direct Subsidized. Student applicants should be aware that this federal regulation requires them to submit tax data and other requested information to Hawk Central before processing of student loan applications and/or the awarding of funds. Students must submit the required information to complete the verification process no later than 45 days before the last day of the student’s enrollment.

Items to be verified include: adjusted gross income from the IRS form; U.S. income taxes paid; number of family members for whom parents provide more than half of their support; the number of children in post secondary schools who are enrolled at least half time; dependency status; untaxed income; eligible non-citizen status and any other item for which conflicting information has been submitted to Hawk Central. Any change in eligibility as a result of verification will be noted in MySJU.

If a student utilizes the IRS data retrieval process on the FAFSA, downloads and submits the IRS Income Tax Information into their FAFSA, the tax transcript requirements will be waived.  Click here for instructions.

Documents Required

  • Student and parent’s or spouse prior year IRS Tax Transcript
  • Verification Form
  • Additional documentation may be requested. Please check MySJU
    • If the student or parent/stepparent/spouse did not file taxes, a signed non-tax filer statement and copies of all W-2 forms must be submitted. Non-taxable income verification may be requested.

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  • Topic #: 16125-183
  • Date Created: 11/7/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 10/24/2013
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