Verification

 

What is it?

It is a random selection by the Department of Education in which Mott Community College is required to request certain documentation from the students that are selected to complete this process to verify the accuracy of the information that was inputted to the student’s FAFSA.

 

How do I know if I am selected for Verification?

There are multiple ways to know if you must complete the Verification process.

  • WebAdvisor-under My Documents
  • Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA
  • U.S. Mail-missing information letter
  • MCC e-mail-missing information letter

What documents may be requested?

DEPENDENT STUDENT
  • Dependent Verification Worksheet
  • W-2’s for Student and Parent(s)
  • Student Tax Transcript
  • Parent(s) Tax Transcript
  • Parent(s) Statement of Living Expenses
  • Parent(s) Marital Statement of Separation
  • SNAP benefits received in 2010 or 2011
  • Child Support Received or Paid
  • High School Diploma or GED
INDEPENDENT STUDENT
  • Independent Verification Worksheet
  • W-2’s for Student and Spouse
  • Student and Spouse Tax Transcript
  • Student Statement of Living Expense
  • Student Marital Statement of Separation
  • SNAP benefits received in 2010 or 2011
  • Child Support Received or Paid
  • High School Diploma or GED

Additional documentation may be requested by Student Financial Services. Some of these forms can be found on the MCC website Form Center or at the Information Kiosk, or by coming into Student Financial Services.

Please do not send in documentation unless it is requested from you. This may delay your Aid being awarded if you do.

 

How do I get a Tax Transcript?

There are a number of ways to access your tax information that will provide Financial Aid with an acceptable form of documentation.

  1. Through the FAFSA Online - The easiest way to submit your tax information to our office is by using the IRS Data Retrieval option through FAFSA. However, this option may not be available to all tax filers.
  2. By Telephone - Use the IRS Toll Free phone number 1-800-908-9946 and follow the voice prompts. Be sure to order a “Tax Return Transcript.”
  3. Online Request - Go to Internal Revenue Service and select “Order a Return or Account Transcript.” Be sure to order a “Tax Return Transcript.”
  4. Paper Request Form - Mail or Fax the IRS Form 4506-T. Please mark item #6a on this form to request a “Tax Return Transcript.” You may also use this form to request a “Wage and Income Transcript” if your W-2’s is lost or misplaced.

When requesting tax documents from the IRS, the information you provide must match what is on record with IRS records. Otherwise, you will not be able to access your information or receive the appropriate documentation. Requests submitted by telephone online or with a 4506-T typically arrive in 5 to 10 days. If you amended your tax return or if you worked but did not file, there are requirements other than the tax return transcript that must be submitted:

 

Amended Return

1. You must submit a signed copy of your 1040x and a signed copy of your Original IRS Tax Return (either the Original Tax Return Transcript or the SIGNED copy of your 1040, 1040A or 1040ez).

 

 You may be required to have the documents stamped by the IRS.