Federal Verification Process (2021-22)

Verification is a process required by the U.S. Department of Education for selected students. The college is required to obtain and compare information reported on your FAFSA form to your family’s federal tax returns and other documents.

Your federal Student Aid Report (SAR) will indicate if your FAFSA has been selected by the Department of Education for verification. MMC will mail a request letter to the student identifying the required documents needed to complete the verification process. Your financial aid may change as a result of the verification process. Federal aid can not be disbursed to your account until the verification process has been completed. It is essential to complete the verification process in a timely fashion to ensure that financial aid is credited to your student account by the payment due date.


For verification requirements for 2022-2023

IMPORTANT REMINDER:

Federal verification for the 2021-2022 academic year requires 2019 income tax information

Document Submission Deadline

Fall Admits: July 1, 2021

Spring Admits: February 1, 2022

What documents are required for federal verification?

1. Submit the Federal Verification Worksheet to our office. Make sure you are submitting the worksheet that corresponds to correct academic year and your dependency status on the FAFSA.

2021-2022 Dependent Verification Worksheet

2021-2022 Independent Verification Worksheet

2. Verify 2019 income, either through the FAFSA or by providing tax documentation 

The best way to verify income is by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) inside the FAFSA application.  If you are unable to use the IRS DRT, please provide our office with an IRS Tax Return Transcript.

3. Verify 2019 wages by submitting copies of all Federal W2s to our office 

IRS Tax Return Transcript Request

Return Transcripts can be ordered online, by mail, or by phone.

Get Transcript ONLINE or by MAIL: Go to www.irs.gov.  Select “Get your tax record.” Select either “Get transcript online” or “Get transcript by mail.”  Be sure to request Tax RETURN Transcript.  Indicate your home address as the mailing address if you are requesting your transcript be mailed

Automated Telephone Request: Call 1-800-908-9946 and follow menu prompts.  Indicate your home address as the mailing address.  Transcripts generally arrive in 10 business days.

Paper Request Form: Complete either IRS 4506T-EZ  or IRS 4506T. Indicate your home address as the mailing address.  Transcripts generally arrive in 10 business days.

Non-tax Filer Requirements

Independent Students  (Student Spouse) and Parents of Dependent Students: Non-tax filers must provide a Verification of Non-Filing Letter from the IRS to fulfill the income verification requirement.  Indicate your home address as the mailing address.  Transcripts generally arrive in 10 business days.

Dependent Students: Non-tax filers must indicate on the verification worksheet they were not required to file a tax return and provide supporting W-2s and/or 1099s for any income earned.


How do I submit my documents?

Please click on the link below to use the secure CSS Document Dropbox.  Before uploading our documents, make sure the student’s full name and MMC Id are included on the document. Do not fax or email personal documents. This is insecure and puts your personal information at risk.

CSS Document Drop Box 

Or send by mail to:
Marymount Manhattan College
Center for Student Services
221 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021


Verification of Income for Individuals with Unusual Circumstances

Filers of Amended Tax Returns

If you filed an amended tax return you must provide our office with the following:

An IRS Tax Return Transcript that includes information from the original tax return OR any other IRS tax transcript(s) that includes all income and tax information from the original tax return required for verification

AND

An ink signed of IRS Form 1040X “Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return,” that was filed with the IRS.

Tax Filers with a Filing Extension for 2019

A tax filer who is required to file a 2019 IRS income tax return and has been granted a filing extension by the IRS, beyond the automatic six-month extension for tax year 2019, must provide our office with the following:

  • A copy of IRS Form 4868, “Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return,” that was filed with the IRS for tax year 2019

  • A copy of the IRS’s approval of an extension beyond the automatic six-month extension for tax year 2019

  • Verification of Non-Filing Letter (confirmation that the tax return has not yet been filed) from the IRS or other relevant tax authority dated on or after October 1, 2019;

  • A copy of IRS Form W-2 for each source of employment income received for tax year 2019,

Victims of IRS Identity Theft

An individual who was the victim of IRS tax-related identity theft must complete the following steps:

  • Contact the IRS at 1-800-908-4490.
  • Upon authentication of the tax filer’s identity, the IRS will provide, by U.S. Postal Service, an alternate transcript Tax Return DataBase View (TRDBV) of the tax filer’s IRS income tax return information.

  • Provide a statement, signed and dated by the tax filer, indicating that he/she was a victim of IRS tax-related identity theft and that the IRS has been made aware of the tax-related identity theft.

Filers of Non-IRS or Foreign Tax Returns

A tax filer who filed an income tax return with Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands may provide a signed copy of his or her income tax return that was filed with the relevant tax authority. However, if we question the accuracy of the information on the signed copy of the income tax return, the tax filer must provide us with a copy of the tax account information issued by the relevant tax authority before verification can be completed.

A tax filer who filed an income tax return with tax authority for American Samoa must provide a copy of his or her tax account information.

A tax filer who filed an income tax return with tax authorities not mentioned above, i.e. a foreign tax authority, and who indicates that he or she is unable to obtain the tax account information free of charge, must provide our office with documentation that the tax authority charges a fee to obtain that information, along with a signed copy of his or her income tax return that was filed with the relevant tax authority.

Statement of Educational Purpose

You may be required to complete a Statement of Educational Purpose as part of the Federal Verification process. If you are unable to come to our office in person with an unexpired valid government-issued photo identification, you may complete this Statement of Educational Purpose in the presence of a notary public.

The original notarized statement and a copy of the identification acknowledged by the notary public will need to be submitted to our office by mail or in person.


Verification Frequently Asked Questions

If the process is not completed in a timely manner, you will have a large remaining balance with the College. Marymount Manhattan’s policy does not allow students with outstanding tuition bills to register for the following semester.

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