The completion of the Verification process is not optional and must be completed before any financial aid awards will be offered. The failure to submit verification in a timely manner may delay disbursements and could exempt a student from utilizing bookstore charge dates. Below are some FAQs that may assist you in understanding the verification process.
Verification is the process of confirming the information you provided on the FAFSA. If your application is selected for verification, and you do not provide the documents requested, you will not receive federal student aid, and you might not receive aid from other nonfederal sources such as the CAP Grant.
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You may turn in your verification documentation in person at any campus or center, by mail, email, or fax.
Somerset Community College Or Somerset Community College
Attn: Financial Aid Office Attn: Financial Aid Office
808 Monticello Street 100 University Dr.
Somerset, KY 42501 London, KY 40741
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Fax: 606-679-4369 or 606-864-3875 ***Incomplete worksheets will delay processing of awards
You should submit your forms as soon as possible, but no later than the priority processing date, to ensure that your financial aid is packaged prior to the tuition deadline, and that you can charge your books to your financial aid, if eligible.
Verification Documentation Priority Dates
First weekday in July
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool imports your tax information into your FAFSA. This is the fastest way to complete your Verification of tax information. If you are not eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you must submit a copy of your Tax Return Transcript directly from www.irs.gov.
You will not be given the option to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in several situations, including.
You can request a Federal Tax Transcript online at www.irs.gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. You will need your social security number, date of birth, and exact street address, as used on your 1040 tax return, and your postal zip code. Please note that, depending on the time of year, tax transcripts can take several weeks to process.
After all required documents are submitted, the Financial Aid Office will compare them to your FAFSA. Any conflicting information, or "discrepancy", must be corrected to complete your file. A counselor will make changes, or "corrections", to your FAFSA information and send it back to the Department of Education for re-processing. Once submitted to the Department, processing will take an additional 3-5 business days.