Verification

Verification is the process of confirming the information you provided on your FAFSA.

If you are told that your 2018-2019 FAFSA was selected for verification, that doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong! The Department of Education selects some students for verification at random. We will notify you if you are selected for verification and which worksheet and documentation you will need to provide. Please note that IRS documentation may take 5-10 business days to arrive, and plan accordingly.

Creative Hair School of Cosmetology's Verification Policy (click link to view PDF)

2018-2019 verification worksheets

  • Dependent V1: IRS documentation (parent and student) required. See below.
  • Dependent V4: Must be signed at the school or with a notary.
  • Dependent V5: IRS documentation (parent and student) required. See below.
  • Independent V1: IRS documentation (student) required. See below.
  • Independent V4: Must be signed at the school or with a notary.
  • Independent V5: IRS documentation (student) required. See below.

 

IRS Documentation

For Tax-Filers:

If you (or your parent, if you are a dependent student) filed taxes in 2015, you must provide a 2016 Tax Return Transcript with your worksheet. You will need your SSN, date of birth, and mailing address from your latest tax return.

Option 1:

Go to www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript

Click on the “Get Transcript by Mail” link and fill out the form to request your transcript. Make sure you select “Return” and “2016”.

Option 2:

Call 1-800-908-9946

Follow the prompts to request the “IRS Tax Return Transcript.”

Option 3:

Mail or Fax IRS Form 4506-T.

Fill out numbers 1-4 at the top of the page, number 6 (make sure you check “Return Transcript”), number 9 (12/31/2016), and the signature box at the bottom of the page.

Mail or fax to the address on the back of the form.

For students from Michigan:     Fax:     855-800-8106

                                                          Mail to:    Internal Revenue Service, RAIVS Team, Stop 37106, Fresno, CA 93888

For Non-Tax-Filers:

If you (or your parent, if you are a dependent student) did not and will not file taxes in 2015, you must provide a 2016 Verification of Non-Filing Letter and your 2016 W-2s (if applicable).

To request the 2016 Verification of Non-Filing Letter,  you must mail or  fax IRS Form 4506-T.

Fill out numbers 1-4 at the top of the page, number 7 ( “Verification of Nonfiling”), number 9 (12/31/2016), and the signature box at the bottom of the page.

A transcript of your 2016 W-2 can be requested on the same form, if needed, by checking number 8 ("Form W-2, Form 1099 series, Form 1098 series, or Form 5498 series transcript").

Mail or fax to the address on the back of the form.

For students from Michigan:     Fax:     855-800-8106

                                                          Mail to:    Internal Revenue Service, RAIVS Team, Stop 37106, Fresno, CA 93888