Federal Tax Returns
Federal tax returns and W-2(s) allow us to verify the information you reported on your FAFSA.
Deadline: April 19th
As soon as you and your parent(s) complete your federal tax returns, submit copies to our office. We require the entire federal tax return, including W-2s, 1099s, all schedules (A, B, C, D, E, F, K-1, etc.), and statements. In addition, if your parent(s) filed a tax return for a business, corporation, or partnership (1120, 1120S, 1065, etc.) we will also need a copy of that return. A quick rule of thumb: if you sent it to the IRS, we want a copy too!
Not Filing a Tax Return?
If you do not have W-2 forms, or if you will not file a tax return, be sure to indicate this on the Student Online Supplement and on your FAFSA.
If your parent(s) do not have W-2 forms, or if they will not file a tax return, please have them complete a Non Filing Statement - Parent.
Filing a Tax Return Extension?
If you or your parent(s) request an extension from the IRS, you must provide a copy of the extension request (Form 4868 Application for Automatic Extension) along with all current W-2 forms or K-1 statements by April 19th to secure your priority status. Failure to submit these documents by April 19th will jeopardize your aid eligibility.
We cannot provide you with a financial aid award until we have copies of your and your parent(s) federal tax returns. If you or your parent(s) will not have your federal tax returns completed until after the start of the semester, you will have to make payment arrangements with the Student Business Services Office to complete Clearance.
- Mailing Address:
Financial Aid Office
1600 Campus Road F-35
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314
Arthur G. Coons
- Phone: (323) 259-2548
- Fax: (323) 341-4961
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org