To apply for financial aid, please adhere to the following process:
- 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
If you are selected for the verification process, you will also need to submit the following to the Office of Financial Assistance:
- 2018-2019 Verification Worksheet
- Signed copies of the student’s (and spouse's if applicable) 2016 US Federal or Puerto Rico Tax Returns, including all schedules (if filed), and all 2016 W-2 and/or 1099 or 1099R forms
- If a dependent student, as determined by the FAFSA criteria, please complete the 2018-2019 Dependent Verification Worksheet and submit signed copies of custodial parent(s)’/stepparents’ 2016 US Federal or Puerto Rico Tax Returns, including all schedules (if filed), and all 2016 W-2 and/or 1099 or 1099R forms
As of October 1, 2017, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available for the 2018-2019 academic year.
*To complete verification, students and parents are strongly encouraged to use the IRS Tax Data Retrieval Tool when filling out the FAFSA. If you are not eligible for the DRT, please request an official IRS tax transcript. Please view the Federal Verification Process for more information regarding completing this federal requirement.
Please Note: The documentation mentioned above is ONLY required if you are selected for the verification process. You can determine if you are required to submit these documents by viewing your outstanding requirements via MyNova account.
By using the above documentation that we receive from you, the Office of Financial Assistance will verify your information. If a discrepancy or conflicting information is found, we may need additional documents from you to complete the verification process. Our office will notify you in writing if an item is missing or incomplete in order to complete this review. Please note that if you do not use the IRS Tax Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA, we will need a copy of the IRS Tax Return Transcript for both the student and parent(s)/stepparent, if dependent.