Verification

Verification is a quality-control method that the U.S. Department of Education uses to check the accuracy of information submitted on the   Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) . All schools that disburse federal Title IV funds are required to participate in the verification process. The verification process is a manual review and requires a minimum of 2-4 weeks for processing.

Blinn's Financial Aid Office will notify you by email if you are required to turn in documentation for the verification process. The documentation required will post in your   myBLINN  portal, under the Financial Aid Checklist. Failure to submit the appropriate information will prevent awarding or result in the cancellation of existing financial aid awards. If there are any discrepancies found between the information reported and the actual information submitted, corrections will be made to your FAFSA and adjustments may be made to your financial aid package.

Students are selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education or by the school if there is a reason to believe that there are conflicts of information. Students who are selected for verification are not being punished; rather, students are extensively reviewed to ensure that they are awarded the aid for which they qualify.

  1. Electronically submit a verification worksheet through the myBlinn portal for Dependent Students
  2. Attach a copy of the student’s federal tax information through the myBlinn portal:
    • Submit the tax information via the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, OR
    • Request a complete tax transcript online at irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript, OR
    • Provide a copy of the tax return with signature and date
  3. Attach a copy of the parent’s federal tax information through the myBlinn portal:
    • Submit the tax information via the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, OR
    • Request a complete tax transcript online at irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript, OR
    • Provide a copy of the tax return with signature and date
  4. Attach a copy of the student W2(s) or a copy of their wage and income statement through the myBlinn portal:
  5. Attach a copy of the parent(s) W2(s) or a copy of their wage and income transcript:
  6. Attach a copy of verification of non-filing letter for student through the myBlinn portal:
  7. Attach a copy of verification of non-filing letter for parent through the myBlinn portal:
  1. Electronically submit a verification worksheet through the myBlinn portal for Independent Students
  2. Attach a copy of the student’s federal tax information through the myBlinn portal:
    • Submit the tax information via the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, OR
    • Request a complete tax transcript online at irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript, OR
    • Provide a copy of the tax return with signature and date
  3. Attach a copy of the spouse’s federal tax information through the myBlinn portal:
    • Submit the tax information via the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, OR
    • Request a complete tax transcript online at irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript, OR
    • Provide a copy of the tax return with signature and date
  4. Attach a copy of the student W2(s) or a copy of their wage and income statement through the myBlinn portal:
  5. Attach a copy of the spouse W2(s) or a copy of their wage and income transcript:
  6. Attach a copy of verification of non-filing letter for student through the myBlinn portal:
  7. Attach a copy of verification of non-filing letter for spouse through the myBlinn portal:
  1. Write your Blinn ID on each page submitted via fax, email, in-person, or by mail.
  2. Submit all required documentation by the priority deadline:
  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: October 1
  1. If selected for verification, do not leave the answer to any question blank on the verification worksheet. Indicate a zero or N/A if applicable.
  2. If a tax return is submitted, please make sure the documentation is signed and dated.