FAFSA Verification is a process in which the college and Department of Education audit income and household information provided by the student and parents against actual tax documents. Being selected for verification does not mean that you completed the application incorrectly or did something wrong. Most selectees are chosen at random, though reporting zero income will normally require verification.
You are emailed and advised that additional actions are required once your FAFSA has been received and reviewed by the college.
You will see a "FINANCIAL AID ISSUE" message in your "To Do" list on the right hand side of the screen. The link will take you to a message and a link to your "portal". The portal will list all of the required actions needed. Verification requires completion of an online verification worksheet, and you may be required to submit your tax paperwork, a tax transcript, W2, or other required documents. Each item required in the portal will have specific directions on how to obtain the needed documents. Once items are uploaded or completed they will show a status of received, satisfied, or declined status in your portal. The completion of the verification process is not optional and must be completed before any financial aid awards will be offered. The failure to submit verification in a timely manner may delay disbursements and could exempt a student from utilizing bookstore charge dates.
NOTE: For the 2016-17 and 2017-18 aid years, you may submit your signed 2015 tax form 1040 in lieu of the Tax Return Transcript.
You can request a Federal Tax Transcript online at www.irs.gov or by calling 1.800.908.9946. You will need your social security number, date of birth, EXACT Street Address as used on the tax return and your Postal Zip Code. Please note that depending on the time of year, tax transcripts can take up to two weeks to process.
The preferred submission method is uploading directly into the portal. However, you
can also bring documents to the Jefferson Community and Technical College Financial
Aid Office, located in the Jefferson Educational Building, 200 W Broadway, Louisville,
KY 40202. You can also fax to 502.213.2498, email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or submit via mail to:
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Financial Aid Office
109 E Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
Verification processing time is unique with each student. During peak times, the process may take several weeks. To expedite the process, you should read and complete your forms carefully and submit all requested documents in a timely manner.