Verification FAQ

What is federal verification and why was I selected to be verified?  
The Department of Education analyzes the submitted FAFSA data against a series of data edits.  If the FAFSA data fails one or more of these edits, the FAFSA may be selected for federal verification.  Additionally, in our review of FAFSA data, the Financial Aid Office may find discrepancies in FAFSA data that require our office to select the FAFSA record for verification.  Students selected for federal verification are notified of required documentation to verify the FAFSA data.  Until the verification process is complete, the student cannot be awarded federal, state, and institutional financial aid.  Students have 60 days, from the time of notification, to submit the requested verification documents.   The verification process cannot be waived.
What documents will be required to complete my Verification Process?  

The Financial Aid Office will send an email to your UNMC email address. The email communication will provide you with guidance on how to access your verification requirements on your MyRecords 'To Do List'.

If you did not file taxes for the prior-prior year, you will need to obtain an IRS Verification of Non-Filing letter.

You may be requested to obtain a copy of your tax transcript. You can do so by filing this form with the IRS.

How can I submit my Verification documents to the Financial Aid Office?  

You have 4 options for submitting your verification documents to the Financial Aid Office:

Walk-in: The financial aid office is located on the second floor of the Student Life Center on Campus, room 2020. A drop box is available outside the office, located directly to the right of the Metro Federal Credit Union ATM machine.

Email: Completed documents can be scanned and emailed to the Financial Aid Office. Cellphone photos of documents are not acceptable.

Fax: You can fax completed documents to 402-559-6796

University of Nebraska-Medical Center
984265 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4265

I am required to provide Parent Verification documents to the Financial Aid Office, my parents do not have computer access to complete on-line forms, can I complete the forms for them?  
No, Parent Verification documents must be completed and SIGNED by the parent. The form can be sent by mail or fax. 
What if I can't complete the verification process within the required 60 days?  

The Financial Aid Office will extend the 60 day due date if a student or parent has filed an extension or amendment with the government for documents that are being requested, for example, requesting an extension for filing taxes. Documents will still need to be filed to the UNMC Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. A verification deadline extension is granted provided the student/parent notifies the UNMC Financial Aid Office as quickly as possible after the initial notification of verification requirements is received.

I am having problems obtaining my IRS Transcript any suggestions?  
You may electronically request your tax transcript through the IRS website. As such, it may take 5-10 business days to receive your transcript from the IRS, so please plan accordingly. If you are still having issues obtaining your tax transcript, we recommend contacting your local IRS office for assistance. Additionally, if you elected to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, a tax transcript may not be required for the Financial Aid Office to obtain your tax transcript information.