Federal tax returns and W-2s allow us to verify the information you reported on your FAFSA and CSS PROFILE.
Submit your and your parent(s) federal tax returns and W-2(s) by your deadline (different students have different deadlines) so we may finalize our review of your file and offer an official award letter. We require the entire federal tax return, including W-2s, 1099s, all schedules (A, B, C, D, E, F, K-1, etc.), and statements. A quick rule of thumb: if you sent it to the IRS, we need a copy as well!
Not Filing Tax Returns?
If you or your parent(s) will not be filing a federal tax return, be sure to indicate this on your CSS PROFILE and FAFSA. A parent(s) who does not file a tax return will have to submit a Non-Filing Statement - Parent form. Additional documentation may be requested.
Once you submit all the missing documents listed on your award letter, we can verify the information you reported on your CSS PROFILE and/or FAFSA. If no other documents are required, your award will become official.
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