Verification Process

If your FAFSA is selected for Verification, the U.S. Department of Education requires your school to verify the information reported on your FAFSA.  This process is not an audit of your taxes, but a way for the Department of Education to confirm the accuracy of your FAFSA information based on random selection.

In order to complete the verification process, all 3 steps below must be completed:


Step 1: Complete a verification worksheet


 

Step 2: Verify your federal tax information

  1. Send in signed copies of your and your parent's (if applicable) 2015 IRS Tax Return.
  2. The tax forms can be faxed to (218) 733-2255, emailed to onestop@css.edu or mailed to:     
    OneStop     
    The College of St Scholastica      
    1200 Kenwood Ave     
    Duluth, MN 55811
  3. Make sure that the 2015 IRS Tax Return forms (1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) are signed before sending them in. 
  4. Please send in federal tax information only. We do not need state tax return documents.

Order a Tax Return Transcript

IRS Tax Transcript

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Visit IRS.gov
  2. Click on Get Transcript By Mail
  3. Click OK on pop-up box
  4. Enter your Social Security Number and Date of Birth
  5. Enter Street Address EXACTLY as it appears on your tax return (i.e. Street, St. St.)
  6. Enter Zip Code
  7. Click Continue
  8. Select tax year that corresponds with worksheet
  9. Select from drop down menu Tax Return Transcript only (Account transcript is not the correct selection)
  10. Click Submit
  11. Make sure these steps are completed for both student & parent (if dependent)
  12. This process may take up to two full weeks before it is received by mail to the address that was entered
  13. If you are unable to request or move forward requesting online, please try the following:
    1. Check your exact postal address here and complete steps again
    2. Request tax transcript via phone: 1.800.908.9946 using the prompts
    3. Request tax transcript by mail: download & fill out Form 4506-T and send it to IRS

 

Step 3: Submit all documents to Onestop Student Services

Onestop Student Services
1200 Kenwood Avenue T1130
Duluth, MN  55811

Fax: (218) 733.2255
Phone: (218) 723.6570
Toll Free: (877) 287.8716

Email: Onestop@css.edu