Selection for Verification

The U.S. Department of Education and/or Ithaca College may select your file for a process called “Verification.” This means that Student Financial Services must verify information reported on your FAFSA application.

If you're selected for this process, we will need to review IRS tax documents. You can provide information to us in one of three ways: 

  • complete the IRS data retrieval process (instructions below)
  • submit an IRS tax return transcript
  • submit a signed copy of your tax forms filed with the IRS

Our office may request additional documents to verify household information reported on the FAFSA application. Please refer to the verification documents below if we have asked you for additional information.

Your financial aid offer may be subject to change after all verification of application data is complete and eligibility for award programs has been confirmed. Please be sure to promptly provide us with any materials requested.

Important Documents