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Federal Verification Process

The Department of Education requires Drexel to review selected Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAs) to ensure the accuracy of the information reported. This process is called Federal Verification. If you are selected to be verified, you will be notified via email. Your federal and institutional need-based aid are not considered finalized and will not pay to your account until the process is completed.

You are required to submit the documentation requested. If you do not submit the requested documentation by the deadline specified in your notification, your federal and institutional need-based financial aid for the academic year will be canceled.

Any errors or discrepancies identified on your FAFSA during verification will be corrected. Corrections to your FAFSA information may result in changes to your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and aid eligibility. Learn more about Financial Aid Terms and Conditions. You will be notified via email if any changes are made to your FAFSA, EFC, and/or aid eligibility.

If you are selected for verification, view the Verification Checklist below containing the documentation you will need to submit:

  • Completed Verification Worksheet 
  • An Official IRS Tax Return Transcript of your tax return
  • An Official IRS Tax Return Transcript of your parent's tax return
  • An Official IRS Tax Return Transcript of your spouse's tax return (if you are married and filed separately)

You can order an official IRS Tax Return Transcript online or by calling 1.800.908.9946. Drexel cannot accept or use a photocopy of your actual tax returns or an official IRS Tax Account Transcript for the verification process.

2019–2020 Verification Forms