The U.S. Department of Education selects a certain number of applicants for a verification process. If you have been selected, tax filers will need to submit Tax Return Transcript(s) from the IRS and other documents to the Hub/financial aid office to verify the data you supplied on your FAFSA.
Being selected for verification does not necessarily mean that you made an error in filling out your FAFSA but in order to receive financial aid that you have been awarded, you will have to submit IRS Tax Return Transcript(s) and other documents requested. You should receive an email detailing what documents you need to submit as soon as possible. The Verification Forms are also available on our website.
To order a Tax Return Transcript, the quickest way is to visit the IRS website, click 'Order a Tax Return or Account Transcript' and follow the steps. You can also call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946.
More information can be found on the CUNY Financial Aid webpage by watching the video called “The Verification Process.”
If verification is not completed, students cannot receive any federal financial aid.