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Central Processing System, the US Department of Education’s Application System, selects certain students for a process called verification. Students will be notified of their selection through their Amarillo College email address.  This email will contain instructions on retrieving the documents needed to complete the process.

Verification requires you to submit copies of specific documents which will be compared to what you reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

In addition to the requested and required documentation, you must also complete and return a Verification Worksheet to the Amarillo College Financial Aid Office.

Students will be required to submit only one verification worksheet.

The school is unable to request or pay any of your federal financial aid until this process is complete.  Students who do not complete the verification process by the payment deadline will be required to pay for tuition and fees out of personal resources.  


Documentation required


Dependent Students

  • 2013 Federal Tax Return Transcript for student and parents, if filed
    (if IRS Data Retrieval Tool was used, tax transcripts are not needed)
  • 14/15 Verification worksheet requested (see verification list below)
  • For non-filers, copy of all W-2's for jobs worked in 2013

 

Independent Students

  • 2013 Federal Tax Return Transcript for student and spouse, if married
    (if IRS Data Retrieval Tool was used, tax transcripts are not needed)
  • 14/15 Verification worksheet (see verification list below)
  • For non-filers, copy of all W-2's for student and/or spouse jobs worked in 2013


Verification Worksheet 1


For V1 selected applicants, the following items must be verified:

  • Household size
  • Number in college
  • SNAP benefits
  • Child Support paid
  • For Tax filers who did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool:
    2013 Adjusted Gross Income
    2013 Income tax paid
    2013 Education Credits
    2013 Untaxed IRA distributions and 2013 Untaxed pensions
    2013 IRA deductions
    2013 Tax-exempt interest
  • For Non-filers:
    2013 Income earned from work (W-2's)


Verification Worksheet 3


For V3 selected applicants, the following item must be verified:

  • Child Support paid


Verification Worksheet 4


For V4 selected applicants, the following items must be verified:

  • High School Completion Status
  • Identity/Statement of Education Purpose with valid government issued photo ID
  • SNAP benefits
  • Child Support paid


Verification Worksheet 5


For V5 selected applicants, the following items must be verified:

  • Household size
  • Number in college
  • SNAP benefits
  • Child Support paid
  • High School Completion Status
  • Identity/Statement of Education Purpose with valid government issued photo ID
  • For Tax filers who did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool:
    2013 Adjusted Gross income
    2013 income tax paid
    2013 Education Credits
    2013 Untaxed IRA distributions and 2013 Untaxed pensions
    2013 IRA deductions
    2013 Tax-exempt interest
  • For Non-filers
    2013 Income earned from work (W-2's)


Verification Worksheet 6


For V6 selected applicants, the following items must be verified:

  • Household size
  • Number in college
  • SNAP benefits
  • Child Support paid
  • For Tax filers:
    2013 Adjusted Gross Income
    2013 Income tax paid
    2013 W-2's
    2013 1099's, if applicable
    2013 Education Credits
    2013 Untaxed IRA distributions and 2013 Untaxed pensions
    2013 IRA deductions
    2013 Tax-exempt interest
    2013 Untaxed income (child support received or other resources/benefits)
  • For Non-filers:
    2013 W-2's or 1099's (Income earned from work)
    2013 Untaxed income (child support received or other resources/benefits)
  • Statement of Support will be requested for student and/or parents with zero income and no untaxed income reported. This document will be used to explain how the family was supported during the 2013 tax year.


Definitions


Dependent Student Household:

  • Student
  • Student's parents, excluding a parent not living in the household as a result of death, separation or divorce.
  • Student's siblings, if they received or will receive more than half of their support from your parent(s) between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
    Additionally, a sibling could be considered a dependent for FAFSA purposes even if he or she does not live with your parents, but he or she would be considered a dependent for the purposes of applying for federal student aide.
  • Student's children, if they received or will receive more than half of their support from your parent(s) between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
  • Student and/or parent's unborn child, if that child will be born before or during the award year (7/1/14-6/30/15), and your parent(s) will provide more than half of the child's support.
  • Other persons, if they live with, received, and will continue to receive more than half of their support from your parent(s) between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Independent Student Household:

  • Student
  • Spouse (if married), excluding a spouse not living in the household as a result of death, separation or divorce.
  • Student's children, if they received or will receive more than half of their support from your household between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
  • Student's unborn child, if that child will be born before or during the award year (7/1/14-6/30/15), and your household will provide more than half of the child's support.
  • Other persons, if they live with, received, and will continue to receive more than half of their support from your household between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Support or items paid on the student's behalf:

  • Includes: money, gifts, personal loans, housing food, clothing, car payments or expenses, medical and dental care, payment of college costs, etc.

Number in Postsecondary Education:

  • Individuals who are included in the household size and who will be attending a postsecondary education institution at least half time (6 credit hours) between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Parents of dependent students who are attending college will be listed in the household size; however, they will not be included as college students.