Beloit College 2020-2021 Verification Worksheet
Independent Student
Your 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was selected for review in a process called verification. The federal government
requires us to confirm the information you (and your spouse, if applicable) reported on your FAFSA prior to awarding Federal Student Aid. To verify
that you provided correct information, the financial aid administrator at your school will compare your FAFSA with the information on this worksheet
and with any other required documents you are required to submit. You (and your spouse, if applicable) must complete and sign this worksheet,
attach the required documents, and submit the form to the financial aid administrators at Beloit College’s Office of Financial Aid. You may be
contacted by the Financial Aid office staff to request additional information. If you have questions about verification, contact the Office of Financial
Mailing address: Office of Financial Aid Phone: 608-363-2663 Securely upload your documents:
700 College Street Fax: 833-694-0319
Beloit, WI 53511 Email:
A. Student’s Information
Student’s Last Name
Student’s First Name
Student ID #
B. Student’s Family Information
Household Members: List below the people in your household. Include:
You, the student.
Your spouse, if married.
Your children if you will provide more than half of the children’s support from July 1, 2020 through June 30,
Other people if they now live with you and you provide more than half of the other people’s support and will
continue to provide more than half of their support through June 30, 2021.
Please also write in the name of the college/university for any household member who will be attending college at
least half time between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, and will be enrolled in a degree or certification program.
Note: We may require additional documentation if we have reason to believe that the information regarding the household
members enrolled in eligible postsecondary educational institutions is inaccurate.
If more space is needed, provide a separate page with the student’s name and ID number at the top.
Full Name
Will be Enrolled at Least Half
Time (Yes or No)
Missy Jones (example)
C. Student (and Spouse) Income and Tax Information
Please check the box that applies to you (the student). Please note: some fields will require additional action and documentation
from you. If you need additional assistance, please see page 3 for instructions and tips or contact the Office of Financial Aid.
I, the student, (and my spouse, if applicable) filed a 2018 IRS income Tax Return, Schedule 1, Schedule 2, Schedule 3, and
Schedule 4 and am providing my tax information by:
Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on my FAFSA application
Providing a signed copy of my (and my spouse’s, if applicable) 2018 IRS Federal Income Tax return or a copy of the
2018 Tax Return Transcript obtained from the IRS (at
I have not and am not required to file a 2018 IRS income tax return and had no earnings from work in 2018. I will provide a
Verification of Non-Filing letter from the IRS (obtained from, see page 3 for help)
I have not and am not required to file a 2018 IRS income tax return but had some earnings from work in 2018. I will provide
a Verification of Non-Filing letter from the IRS (see page 3 for help), copies of all W-2(s) from 2018, and complete the chart
below even if the employer did not issue a W-2:
Employer’s Name 2018 Amount Earned
IRS W-2 Attached? (Yes or
XYZ Shipping (Example) $8,054 Yes
D. Student (and Spouse) Certification and Signatures
Each person signing this worksheet certifies that all of the information reported is complete and correct. WARNING: If you purposely give false
or misleading information on this worksheet, you may be fine, jailed, or both.
Student’s Signature (Required)
Spouse’s Signature (Required if married)
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Instructions Page
Please fill out page 1 and 2 to the best of your ability. This page does not need to be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid with page 1 and 2. If
you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid at or call 608-363-2663.
How to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to import tax data into the FAFSA
1. Go to, click the green “Login” button and log in using the student’s FSA ID and password
2. Click “Make FAFSA Corrections” on the homepage and create a Save Key
3. Click on the “Financial Information” tab
4. For the question “Have your parents completed their IRS income tax return” choose “Already Completed
5. Answer the questions in the pop-up box. If all questions are answered “No,” you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval
6. Select answer to “which parent are you,” enter parent’s FSA ID and click “Link to IRS
7. Click “OK” to “Leaving FAFSA on the Web”
8. Click “OK” to the pop-up message “This Gov’t System is for Authorized Use Only”
9. Enter information request (Filing Status, Address, etc.) and click “Submit.” If the transfer is successful, you may proceed to
step 10. If any of the answers you reported does not match the IRS records, the search for the tax data will not be
successful. Please be sure to include correct zip codes, apartment numbers, PO boxes, etc. The address must match the
address reported on your most recent tax return.
10. Check “Transfer my tax information into the FAFSA” on the left of the page and click “Transfer Now” on the right.
11. Repeat this process for student if the student has filed taxes- If not, click “Next” at the bottom of the Financial Information
12. You will be directed back to the FAFSA webpage. At the “List of Changes,” review, then scroll to the bottom and click
13. Click “Sign and Submit” and follow instructions to submit the changes
14. You will receive a confirmation number and a confirmation email.
Please note: Independent students will not need to submit parent information but will follow the same steps for entering
their own tax information.
How to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript
Please note: Tax Account Transcripts and signed copies of the tax return are no longer acceptable for verification purposes.
There are four different ways to request a tax return transcript:
1) ONLINE: Go to, click on “Get Your Tax Record.” Click “Get Transcript ONLINE.” Make sure to request the “IRS Tax
Return Transcript” and NOT the “IRS Tax Account Transcript.” To use the Get Transcript Online tool, the user must have
(1) access to a valid email address, (2) a text-enabled mobile phone (pay-as-you-go plans cannot be used) in the user’s
name, and (3) specific financial account numbers (such as a credit card number or an account number for a home
mortgage or auto loan). The transcript displays online upon successful completion of the IRS’s two step authentication. If
you are unable to create an account online, see #2.
2) MAIL: Go to, click “Get Your Tax Record” and then click “Get Transcript by MAIL.” Make sure to request the “IRS
Tax Return Transcript” NOT the “IRS Tax Account Transcript.” The transcript is generally received within 10 business days
from the IRS’s receipt of the online request.
3) BY PHONE: To order by phone, call 800-908-9946 and follow the prompts.
4) PAPER: Complete Form 4506-T (can be obtained from or
) and
mail/fax into the address listed on the form
How to request a Verification of Non-Filing Letter
The Verification of Non-Filing Letter provides proof that the IRS has no record of a filed Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ for the year
you requested. It doesn’t indicate whether you were required to file a return for that year.
There are two ways to request a Verification of Non-Filing Letter:
1) ONLINE: (For individuals who have filed taxes in prior years only. If you have never filed a tax return before, please see #2)
Go to and click on Get Your Tax Record. Click “Get Transcript ONLINE.” If at any point you cannot validate your
identity, please see #2.
2) Paper Request: Download the IRS Form 4506-T at Complete the form and submit to the IRS using the address or
fax number provided on page 2 of the form. You can expect to receive the Verification of Non-Filing via mail within 10
Having issues with requesting these items from the IRS?
The help desk can be reached at 1-800-876-1715.