Verification is a federally mandated review process. The Financial Aid Office is required to confirm the accuracy of information submitted on the FAFSA for students who have been selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education.

Students are notified by email if they are selected for verification. Students selected for verification must submit all required documents. Verification can be a lengthy process; therefore we strongly recommend that students and their families submit the requested documents as soon as possible.

Failure to submit requested documentation may result in cancellation of aid previously offered. Finanacial Aid cannot be processed or credited to the student's account until the verification process is complete.

Any differences between information on documents submitted to the Financial Aid Office and information on the FAFSA will result in a new determination of financial need. This new determination of financial need may alter the student's financial aid awards and eligibility. Students will be notified when a revised financial aid award has been generated due to verification adjustments.

Please be aware of financial aid deadlines. If the requested documents/data are not provided, you will be forfeiting your financial aid.

Verification Process

If selected for verification, you will be notified via email and directed to review your checklist on Financial Aid Self Service to more details about what forms and information is required. Only submit the forms that have been requested.

What is Required?

To complete the verification process, you will need to provide the following information.  You can obtain the required forms and track the status of documents received by reviewing your checklist on Financial Aid Self Service.

Fully complete, sign, and return all forms requested. Required forms can be printed directly from your Financial Aid Self Service checklist.

Income Information

For Tax Filers, 2015 Income Information (Student and Parent, if Dependent)

You must provide your tax and income information using one of these methods options below:

OPTION 1: Provide a signed copy of your 2015 Federal IRS Tax Return (Signed IRS Form 1040, Form 1040A, etc.).  

  • Only the two page 1040 Form of the Tax Return is required.  Please do not send additional forms (for example, Schedule A, D, etc. are not needed). Even if the taxes were filed electronically, the tax filer must hand sign the copy of the tax return before sending it to McDaniel College for review.

OPTION 2: Provide a copy of your 2015 IRS Tax Return Transcript. A 2015 IRS Tax Return Transcript can be obtained directly from the IRS using one of the following methods:  

  • ONLINE — Get Transcript by Mail: Go to the IRS website to request a paper transcript that will be mailed to the requestor within 5 to 10 days. THIS CANNOT BE SENT DIRECTLY TO MCDANIEL COLLEGE. After you receive it, send it to the Financial Aid Office at McDaniel College as soon as possible

  • TELEPHONE Call (800) 908-9946 to request a paper transcript that will be mailed to the requestor within 5 to 10 days. THIS CANNOT BE SENT DIRECTLY TO MCDANIEL COLLEGE. After you receive it, send it to the Financial Aid Office at McDaniel College.

  • IRS FORM 4506T-EZ Use this form to request a paper transcript that will be mailed to the requestor within 5 to 10 days. Transcripts ordered using this method can be mailed directly to McDaniel College by the IRS only if the tax filer requests this on Line 5.

 

Verification of Income for Individuals with Special Circumstances

Individuals Who Filed an Amended IRS Income Tax Return
Individuals Who Were Victims of Identity Theft
Individuals Who Filed Non-IRS (Foreign) Income Tax Returns
Individuals with an IRA and/or Pension Rollover
High School Completion Status
Statement of Educational Purpose