Most Misunderstood Topics: Verification

The verification process can be particularly confusing and time-consuming. Changes in marital status, issues related to citizenship status, and conflicting information provided by students and families are just a few of the many factors that can make verification a challenge. In this series, NASFAA will highlight commonly misunderstood topics, and direct readers to resources that can best address popular questions on each topic.

The following resources from NASFAA's AskRegs Knowledgebase address some of the most common questions about verification-related challenges. 

Is a Verification of Nonfiling Letter Required to Complete Verification? 


How Do We Resolve IRS Request Flag 07 for Amended Tax Returns?

How Do We Complete Verification for an Undocumented Individual Who Did Not But Is Required to File a Tax Return? 

What Are the Rules for Updating Marital Status After the FAFSA is Filed? 

Can a Dependent Student's Parent Change Marital Status After the FAFSA is Filed and Before Verification?

How Do I Use a Joint Tax Transcript to Figure Individual AGI and Taxes Paid for a Divorced Parent with Wages and a Business Loss?

Are We Required To Complete Verification if Selection Occurs On an ISIR Transaction Received After Aid Disbursed? 

Can a Married Parent File Taxes as Head of Household?

What Happens If the Student's Custodial Parent Dies After the FAFSA is Completed? 

Can We Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Data from 2016-17 to Complete Verification in 2017-18? 

What Are the Income Thresholds for Filing a Tax Return? 

How Do We Resolve IRS Request Flag 06?

What Data Elements Are Reviewed for Conflicting Information and Must Be Corrected for Comment Code 399?


Publication Date: 12/12/2017

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