VERIFICATION PROCESS

 

FAFSA/RENEWAL FAFSA:  Make sure all tax documents have been completed prior to filing

The use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is a requirement that will ensure the accuracy of tax reporting information and eliminate the need for submission of student/spouse or parents individual tax returns to the school for verification.  If you or your parents have not already used the tool, go to FAFSA.gov log in to the student’s FAFSA record, select “Make FAFSA Corrections,” and navigate to the Financial Information section of the form. From there, follow the instructions to determine if the you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer 2013 IRS income tax information into your FAFSA. It takes up to two weeks for IRS income information to be available for the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for electronic IRS tax return filers, and up to eight weeks for paper IRS tax return filers.
Stop Sign DO NOT SUBMIT THE DOCUMENTS BELOW IF YOU HAVE NOT FOLLOWED THE STEPS ABOVE. 

INDEPENDENT/DEPENDENT VERIFICATION FORM

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION VERIFICATION PROCESS: 

With the beginning of the 2014-2015 processing cycle, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has implemented new regulatory verification requirements:

  • Standard Verification (Household Size, Number in College; family household information must match what was provided on FAFSA)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Verification (any member of your household who received SNAP formerly known as food stamps) will be required to provide agency documentation)
  • Child Support Paid Verification (any member of your household who paid child support will be required to provide agency documentation)

 

Independent Verification

  • If you/your spouse were not eligible to use the IRS data retrieval, go to http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript and request a Tax Return Transcript be sent DIRECTLY TO YOU/YOUR SPOUSE.  Submit the Tax Return Transcript that was mailed to you/your spouse to Enrollment Services, please ensure your name and Student ID are indicated on the tax transcript.  Photocopies of W-2s and/or tax returns cannot be accepted.

 

  • If you/your spouse were not employed, complete Sections A, C, D, and F.
  • If you/your spouse were employed but not required to file, complete Sections A, B, D, and F.

 

Dependent Verification

  • If you/your parents were not eligible to use the IRS data retrieval, go to http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript and request a Tax Return Transcript be sent DIRECTLY TO YOU/YOUR PARENTS.  Submit the Tax Return Transcript that was mailed to you/your parents to Enrollment Services, please ensure your name and Student ID are indicated on the tax transcripts.  Photocopies of W-2s and/or tax returns cannot be accepted.

 

  • If you/your parents were not employed, complete Sections A, C, D, and F.
  • If you/your parent were employed but not required to file, complete Sections A, B, D, and F.

Old Red

We are proudly located in the historic Ashbel Smith Building, affectionately known as 'Old Red'.

Second Floor, Room 2.210

Mailing address:
Office of Enrollment Services
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1305

Ph: (409) 772-1215
Fax: (409) 772-4466
enrollment.services@utmb.edu

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