Standard Verification – V1
Financial Aid Office
2020-2021 Standard Verification Worksheet – V1
Return this form to:
Student Administrative Support Services - Financial Aid • 7662 Chanute Street N.E. • Moses Lake, WA 98837-3299
Phone: 509.793.2088 • Fax: 1.888.820.2896 • Email: email@example.com • http://www.bigbend.edu/admissions/financial-aid/
Your 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was selected for a review process called Verification. In
this process, the Financial Aid Office (FAO) will compare information from your FAFSA with the information you provide on this
worksheet and other required documents. The law says that before awarding Federal Student Aid we must complete this process and
make any necessary corrections to your FAFSA. Complete this form in pen. Incomplete worksheets will not be accepted.
If you used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when submitting your FAFSA and did not make any recent changes, you still need
to complete this worksheet but will not need to submit additional tax information (unless requested by Financial Aid Office).
If you did not use the IRS DRT, you can correct your FAFSA using the IRS DRT. Go to www.fafsa.gov, log in using your FSA
ID, click on Make FAFSA Correction, select Financial Information, and click on Link to IRS to complete the process.
If you and/or your parent(s) – if dependent – cannot use the IRS DRT, you must provide a signed and dated 2018 Tax Return OR
IRS Tax Return Transcript. To request the Tax Return Transcript, go to www.irs.gov click on Get Your Tax Record and complete
If you did not file a 2018 tax return, and are an independent student, you must provide a Verification of Non-filing Letter. If you
are a dependent student and your parent(s) did not file a 2018 IRS Tax Return, you must provide a Verification of Non-filing
Letter for your parent(s). To request this letter visit www.irs.gov, click on Get Your Tax Record, and complete the directions OR
complete and mail-in Form 4506-T (check box 7 on the form).
A. Student Information
______________________________ __________________________ ____________ _____________________________________________
Last Name First Name M.I. Social Security Number
______________________________ ______________________________________ _____________________________________________
Date of Birth Phone Number (including area code) Student ID Number
Please select only one box that applies below and complete the remainder of this form accordingly.
☐ I am a DEPENDENT student. You WERE required to provide parental information on the FAFSA.
List the people in your legal parent(s)’ household including:
your legal parent(s) (including unmarried, adoptive and/or stepparent) even if you don’t live with them
your legal parent’s other children if (a) your parents will provide more than half of their support from July 1, 2020 through June
30, 2021, or (b) the child would be required to provide parental information on the FAFSA, even if they do not live with your
other people if they now live with your legal parents and your legal parents provide more than half of their support and will
continue to provide more than half of their support from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
☐ I am an INDEPENDENT student. You WERE NOT required to provide parental information on the FAFSA.
List the people in your household including:
your spouse (if applicable)
your children, if you will provide more than half of their support from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021 or if the child would
be required to provide your information on the FAFSA, even if they do not live with you
other people if they now live with you, and you provide more than half of their support and will continue to provide more than
half of their support from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.