If your SAR indicates your FAFSA application has been selected for review in a process called verification, you must submit several documents to the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Students must submit a completed verification worksheet, and they must also either:

  • submit a copy of their and their parents' (for dependent students) federal tax return transcript(s) OR
  • submit information online using the IRS Data Retrieval Process (watch video below); if tax figures are transferred successfully then tax return transcripts are not required. 

The verification worksheet can be found online at


 How the IRS Data Retrieval System Works