Only if you have been selected for verification do you need to complete the Verification Worksheet for Dependent Students or the Verification Worksheet for Independent Students. If you have not been selected for verification, you do not need to complete a Verification Worksheet.
Included with your verification worksheet, attach all 2011 Federal IRS Tax Return Transcripts by you and your parent(s) (if you are a dependent student), or you and your spouse (if you are married). You are not required to submit Federal Tax Return Transcripts if you completed your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval process. If you re-submit your 2012-2013 FAFSA and use the Data Retrieval process, you are not required to submit your 2011 Federal IRS Tax Return Transcripts. Please note: the IRS Data Retrieval option is available 2 weeks after filing taxes on line or 6 weeks after filing by hard copy.
If you do not use the IRS Data Retrieval process, you can obtain a transcript, free of charge, by: (1) ordering a transcript online at www.irs.gov, Order a Tax Return; (2) order by calling 1-800-908-9946; or (3) by requesting a Transcript of Tax Return by using Form 4506T-EZ (www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506tez.pdf).
Dependent Students: 2012-2013 Verification Worksheet (PDF)
Independent Students: 2012-2013 Verification Worksheet (PDF)