Verification for College Students

Financial Aid Verification for Students in the College of Undergraduate Studies

Verification is a process in which the U.S. Department of Education requires schools to collect documents in order to confirm the information submitted on the FAFSA. Schools are not allowed to award financial aid until the verification process is complete. Only if you have been selected for verification do you need to submit verification documents. If you have not been selected for verification, you do not need to complete the verification process.

Students selected for verification who have not completed the IRS Data Retrieval Tool must submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript for the year listed below:

Verification YearIRS Tax Return Transcript

IRS Tax Return Transcripts may be obtained through:

  • Get Transcript by MAIL – Go to under the Tools heading and click "Get a tax transcript." Click "Get Transcript by MAIL." Make sure to request the "IRS Tax Return Transcript" and NOT the "IRS Tax Account Transcript."
  • Get Transcript ONLINE – Go to under the Tools heading and click "Get a tax transcript."Click "Get Transcript ONLINE." Make sure to request the "IRS Tax Return Transcript" and NOT the "IRS Tax Account Transcript."
  • Automated Telephone Request – 1-800-908-9946
  • Paper Request Form – IRS Form 4506T-EZ or IRS Form 4506-T
CCU will only accept verification documents submitted online through Verify My FAFSA.

All verification items will be completed and submitted through the online Verify My FAFSA platform. If you have been selected for verification, an e-mail will be sent to you, requesting that you log into your Self-Service Student account, and select Financial Aid. In Self-Service Financial Aid you will be directed to the Verify My FAFSA online platform. In Verify My FAFSA you will see tasks that must be completed. Click on each section to see what information and/or documents are required for that particular task.

When you have completed each task you will submit your completed verification documents for review to the Service Central financial aid processing team. You will receive correspondence about any details of your documents that may need to be corrected.

Important note: DO NOT SEND YOUR INFORMATION BY EMAIL, FAX, MAIL, or PERSONAL DELIVERY. Log into your Verify My FAFSA account through Self-Service Financial Aid and only submit your forms there. You will not be awarded financial aid until all required documents are received and processed by Service Central.

Contact Info

  • Student Financial Services

    Phone: 303-963-3230
    Fax: 303-963-3231