Verification

Good News! You may now provide either a 2015 tax return transcript or a signed copy of your 2015 tax return form. If you, or your parents, have been asked to provide a tax return transcript to our office, the Department of Education has recently authorized schools to accept a signed copy of the 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ that you filed with the IRS instead of the transcript.

The Department of Education requires schools to compare, or verify, certain demographic and financial information reported on the FAFSA with other supporting documentation.

If you have been selected for verification and you do not want to receive federal, state and some types of university aid, you are not required to complete the verification process. Please email our office at financial_aid@baylor.edu if you do not plan to complete the verification process.

For 2016-2017 and/or 2017-2018 academic year you may be required to provide documentation of your, and your parent(s) if you are a dependent student, 2015 financial information. Supporting documentation of financial information approved by the Department of Education includes either completing your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) or submitting 2015 tax return transcript(s).

You will receive notification from our office regarding documentation required to complete verification. Please do not submit any documents to our office unless specifically directed to do so.

Please note: prospective students who are selected for verification will receive estimated financial aid awards. You will receive a revised award notification if the estimated awards change as a result of the verification process. Awards will not apply toward your semester charges until the verification process is complete.