2019–2020 Standard Verification Worksheet
Your 2019–2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was selected for review in a process called
“Verification”. The Financial Aid Office at your college must compare information from your FAFSA with information
you provide on this worksheet and with any other required documents. If there are differences, your Financial Aid
Office may require additional documentation and your FAFSA information may need to be corrected. You will not
receive federal financial aid until all verification requirements are met and the necessary corrections made.
What You Should Do
1. If you or your parent(s) are tax filers, obtain a 2017 IRS Tax Return Transcript for yourself and your
parent(s). Request an IRS Tax Return Transcript online at www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript
or by phone at
1-800-908-9946. Make sure you select an IRS Tax Return Transcript and NOT the IRS Tax Account Transcript. Be
sure to specify tax year 2017 when making your request. In place of the transcript, the Financial Aid Office can
accept a complete signed copy of a preparer’s 2017 Federal Income Tax Return (Form 1040, 1040A or
1040EZ) that was submitted to the IRS. Important Note: If you used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer
your 2017 income data into your FAFSA, you may not have to submit the IRS Tax Return Transcript.
2. If your parents had income earned from work in 2017, but did not and were not required to file a tax return, they
must provide a 2017 Verification of Non-Filing Letter dated on or after October 1, 2018. They may request a
Verification of Non-Filing Letter at www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript
or by phone at 1-800-908-9946. Both
you and your parents must provide copies of W-2 forms issued by your employers for all income earned from
work in tax year 2017 that was not reported on a tax return.
3. Complete Sections A-D of this worksheet – you and one of your parents must sign the Section E certification on
page 3 of the worksheet.
4. Submit the completed worksheet, tax return transcript(s) and any other required documents to the Financial Aid
Office at your college.
A. Student’s Information
Student’s Last Name First Name M.I. Student’s Social Security Number
Student’s Street Address (include apt. no.) Student’s CUNYfirst ID / Empl ID
City, State, Zip Code Student’s Date of Birth
Student’s Phone Number (include area code) Student’s Email Address
B. Parents’ Household Information
List the people your parent(s) will support between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Include:
• Yourself and your parent(s)
• Your parents’ other children if (a) your parent(s) provide more than half of their support, or (b) if the
other children would be required to provide parental information were they to complete a FAFSA for 2019–
2020. Include children who meet either of these standards, even if they do not live with your parent(s).
• Other people if they now live with your parent(s), and your parent(s) now provide more than half of their
support and will continue to provide more than half of their support through June 30, 2020.
Write the name of the college below for any household member, excluding your parent(s), who will be enrolled at
least half time in a degree, diploma, or certificate program at an eligible postsecondary educational institution any
time between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
If more space is needed, attach a separate page with student’s name and the last 4 digits of student’s SSN at the top.
Example: Jane Smith
Will be Enrolled at
Least Half Time
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