2017-2018 Federal Verification

  • 2017-2018 Federal Verification

    You may have been notified that you need to obtain a tax return transcript and/or a verification of non-filing letter from the IRS. The Department of Education has changed the 2017-2018 requirements for students selected for federal verification and those documents are no longer required.

    • We can now accept a signed photocopy of the federal 1040 that was submitted to the IRS instead of the tax return transcript. If you are applying for financial aid for the 2017-2018 academic year, submit the 2015 federal 1040.
    • If the parent/student is a non-tax filer and did work, they will need to submit a copy of their W-2 form to our office.

    If you filed an amended tax return, submit to our office the following two documents that were submitted to the IRS:

    1. a signed and dated copy of the original Federal 1040
    2. a signed and dated copy of IRS Form 1040X

    You can receive an estimated financial aid award notification without submitting the required information; however, your financial aid award will not be finalized and funds will not disburse until we receive the completed verification form and verification of income.


    Check MyUMES to See What Forms Are Needed

    Log into MyUMES and click on the Financial Aid & Billing heading at the top of the page to:

    • check the status of your financial aid application
    • view your financial aid award and/or
    • ensure all documents have been completed for your financial aid to be disbursed.