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2020-2021 Verification Worksheet for Independent Student Form 5
Student ID Number: S
Student Name:
Phone Number:
Form must be completed in blue or black ink. Failure to accurately complete this form may result in a delay
of processing or change of financial aid eligibility. Additional documentation may be requested. Read
instructions carefully before completing.
Section 1: High School Completion Status
Please submit documentation to verify you have completed a high school education. Acceptable
documentation can include:
A high school diploma or a copy of an official high school transcript. Transcripts must verify graduation
completion date
GED certificate ortranscript
A transcript that indicates that you have successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable
for full credit toward a bachelors degree at any participating school
Home school credential or transcript
If high school completed in foreign country, a copy of the secondary school leaving certificate” or similar
document
Type of documentation submitted:
Designated institutional official:
(School official’s printed name)
Section 2: Identity
MUST BE COMPLETED & SIGNED AT THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
If unable to appear in person at the Financial Aid Office, you must complete this section with a notary
You must appear in person at Financial Aid Office to verify your
(Name of institution)
identity by presenting a valid unexpired government-issued photo identification (ID), such as, but not limited
to, a driver’s license, other state-issued ID, or passport. The institution will maintain a copy of your photo ID.
Type of documentation submitted:
Designated institutional official:
(School official’s printed name)
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Section 3: Statement of Educational Purpose
MUST BE COMPLETED & SIGNED AT THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
If unable to appear in person at the Financial Aid Office, you must complete this section with a notary
In addition, you must sign, in the presence of the institutional official, the following:
I certify that I am the individual signing this
(Students printed name)
Statement of Educational Purpose and that the federal student financial assistance
I may receive will only be used for educational purposes and to pay the cost of attending
for 2020-2021.
(Name of institution)
Student Signature: Date:
Notary Section Instructions: Please Read
This section should only be completed if you are unable to appear in person at the institution with a designated official.
This form (the original on which the seal is visible) should be mailed to the Financial Aid Office at your institution along
with the copy of the government-issued identification and high school documentation.
Notary’s Certificate of Acknowledgement
State of City/County of
On
, before me
(Date) (Notarys name)
Personally
appeared and proved to me on the basis of
(Printed name of signer)
Sati s factory evidence
of Identification to be the above-named
(Type of unexpired government-issued ID provided)
Person who signed the foregoing instrument.
My commission expires on , 20
Notary (Print):
Notary (Signature):
(Seal)
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Student ID Number: S
Section 4: Household Information
Student Information
List the people in your household, including:
Yourself (thestudent), and your spouse if you were married when you signed the FAFSA and;
Your dependent children, if you will providemore than half oftheir support* from July 1, 2020 throughJune
30, 2021, even if they do not live with you, and;
Other people if they live with you, and you provide more th an half of their support* and will continue to
provide more than half of their support from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021
.
Family Information
*Support includes money, gifts, loans, housing, food, clothes, car, medical/dental care, college tuition, etc.
Age
Relationship to
Student
The name of the college attending from July 1, 2020 to
June 30, 2021. Will be enrolled in at least half-time ,
in an eligible degree and/or certific ate program.
THIS SPACE INTENTIONALLY
LEFT BLANK
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Student ID Number: S
Section 5: Income Information
TAX FILERS:
o If you and your spouse filed a 2018 Federal Income Tax Return, you either must give the Internal Revenue Service
(IRS) permission to transfer all 2018 tax i nformation directly to the FAFSA through the IRS Data Retri eval Tool, or
submit a 2018 Federal Tax Return Transcript, or signed 2018 Federal Tax Return.
o To obtain an IRS Federal Tax Return Transcript, you may go to https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get- transcript and
click on “Get a Transcript Online orGet a Transcript by Mail” or call 1-800-908-9946. Be s ure to order the IRS Tax
Return” Transcript. If you and your spouse did not file 2018 taxes jointly, both you and your spouse should submit
a Ta x Return
Transcript.
NON-TAX FILERS:
o
If you and/or your spouse did not file a 2018 Federal Income Tax Return, you are required to submit a Statement
of Non-Fi l ing a nd a ll 2018 W2s. To receive a 2018 Statement of Non-Filing, go to https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-
pdf/f4506t.pdf complete Form 4506-T wi th Box 7 checked. If you are unable to obtain a Statement of Non-Filing,
pl eas e contact the Fi nancial Aid O ffice.
o Ifyou (the student) or your spouse are not able to locate your 2018 W2s, youcan request to receive your Wage and
Income Statement by checking Box 8 on the 4506-T.
2018 Tax Filing Status: Only select one option for each individual Student Spouse
1. Has used or plans to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer tax information electronically
on FAFSA. Or has plans to submit a copy of their 2018 IRS Federal Tax Return Transcripts or
signed 2018 IRS Federal Return.
2. Had no income, will not file, and was not required to file, a 2018 IRS Income Tax Return.
3. Has not filed, was not required to file, but had income earned from work in 2018 as listed
below and already has or plans to submit all 2018 W
2’s. If this box is selected; wage
information must be completed below.
2018 Wage Information (Only Non-Filers)
Only complete wageinformation for each person who selected Option3 in the previous chart.
Non-Tax Filer Name of Employer 2018 Income Earned
Student
$
$
Spouse
$
$
If more space is needed, attach a separatepagewith student’s name andstudent ID number.
By signing this document, I certify that the information is complete, true and accurate. I understand thatpurposely
providing false or misleading information could result in criminal prosecution, a prison sentence, and/or a fine
pursuantto U.S. Criminal Code and Colorado Criminal Code.
Student Signature: Date:
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