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Verification Process

Verification is the process of confirming the accuracy of information that was reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If you are selected for verification, you and your parents may need to submit additional documentation to ensure that your financial aid eligibility is determined correctly. Our office will notify you by mail or email to let you know what steps you need to complete. You can also access your verification items and instructions through your To Do List on One.IU. Verification must be completed before financial aid eligibility can be reviewed and disbursed to your student account, so submit your documentation as quickly as possible. Once you turn in all requested documents, please allow at least 15 business days for your account to be updated.

Need help with your verification steps? Click below for step by step instructions on how to complete the most common verification items.

How to View your To Do List


Your To Do List will show you documents that need to be submitted or steps that need to be
  completed as part of the verification process. This video demonstrates how to access your To Do
  List through One.IU to review your verification items.



How to Request your Federal Tax Transcript


Your tax return transcript shows important details from your federal return. This tutorial will show you
  how to request a copy of your tax transcript through the online IRS Get Transcript tool.



How to Access a Verification of Nonfiling Letter Online


The verification of nonfiling letter confirms that you did not file a federal income tax return. This
  tutorial will show you how obtain an electronic copy of the verification letter from the IRS using the
  online Get Transcript tool.




How to Request a Verification of Nonfiling Letter By Mail


The verification of nonfiling letter confirms that you did not file a federal income tax return. There are
  two ways to request to have a copy of your verification of nonfiling letter mailed to you:


    1.   Use your Social Security Number, date of birth, and the mailing address from your latest tax
            return to request to have the letter mailed to you. This request can be made using the online
            IRS Get Transcript tool.

    2.   Mail or fax Form 4506-T to the IRS for processing. When completing this form, make certain
            to check the box next to line 7 to receive the correct nonfiling documentation.


Please allow at least 7-10 business days after submitting your request for the documentation to
  arrive by mail from the IRS. For verification purposes, the verification of nonfiling letter as well as
  IRS Forms 13873, 13873-T, or 13873-V are acceptable.