How is financial need determined?
When you receive your Student Aid Report in the mail or online, you may see the following message:
"Your application has been selected for review in a process called verification. You must submit to your school signed copies of certain financial documents."
If you receive this message, you will need to submit a copy of your and your spouse or parents' (if applicable) Tax Return Transcript (available from the IRS website) and W-2s for the applicable year along with either the Dependent or Independent Verification Worksheet (obtained from the Financial Aid Office). Your financial aid will not be credited to your account until you submit all required documents and verification is completed.