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Financial Aid Verification

If your FAFSA application is selected for Verification, make sure you understand what documents and whose information you need to submit. Not all applicants will be asked to submit the same documents. Always check your CCC student portal. 

Verification is the process used to confirm the data you provided on the FAFSA. It is to your benefit to submit all requested promptly. If there are any differences found between information reported on the FAFSA and the actual figures provided in the verification documents, CCC will submit the corrections on your behalf.  Financial aid awards will be based on the corrected information.

Your FAFSA may have been selected for verification randomly by the federal processor, or because it may appear to have errors or conflicting information. 

All requested documentation should be submitted as soon as possible to avoid delays in processing your financial aid.

What documents do I need to submit?

If selected for Verification, CCC will send a request for documentation by mail. In addition, your CCC student portal will list any required documents.

Not all applicants will be asked to submit the same documents. You may be asked to provide different documents than you have submitted in previous years.

Documents may include an IRS Tax Return Transcript, a completed Verification Worksheet, or other documents. 

In some circumstances, you may go back to your  FAFSA  and use the IRS Data Tool to download your income information. If you are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript.

You may no longer submit personal copies of tax returns (IRS 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ). 

How do I submit the requested documents? 

Please submit all documents with your Student Name and SS # written clearly at the top of each page. You may hand carry, mail, fax, or email all forms except a FAFSA Signature Page.

Forms We May Request:

Verification Worksheet
Child Support Paid
Identity & Educational Purpose
SNAP Benefits
Household Resources
IRS Tax Return Transcript