My signature below certifies that I have not filed a tax return with the IRS, nor am I required to file a tax return with the
Student Signature (must print and sign) Date Parent Signature (dependent students only) Date
Spouse Signature (married students only) Date
Confirmation of Tax Filing Status
The Department of Education requires independent students to document their tax filing status. If you an independent
student you (and, if applicable, your spouse) should follow the instructions below to obtain a statement of non-filing for
the 2018 tax year from the IRS. Then, initial on the appropriate statement below. Dependent students can skip this box.
1. Go to https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript
2. Select one of the two buttons below. Option A is only available if the user has a personal account number from a
credit card, mortgage, or car loan as well as a personal mobile phone.
i. New users will need to select Create Account to verify their identity. Returning users should log
ii. Indicate that you are requesting a transcript for Higher Education/Student Aid purposes. Leave
the customer file number section blank.
iii. Select “2018” in the Return Transcript section.
iv. Download and save the letter as a PDF.
i. Enter in the personal information requested and submit. Be sure to use the address currently on
file with the IRS.
ii. Select “Return Transcript” as the transcript type and “2018” as the tax year. Leave the customer
file number section blank. If the website is unable to process your request, please fill out a
Request for Transcript of Tax Return at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf and mail it to
iii. The documentation will be mailed in 5-10 business days from the date you submitted your
request, or the date your Request for Transcript of Tax Return was received.
iv. Upon receipt of your documentation, make a copy for your records.
3. Initial one of the statements below:
a. My statement of non-filing is attached _________.
b. I requested a statement of non-filing by mail online on _____________ and will send it to the
Office of Financial Aid upon receipt. _________.
c. I mailed my request for a statement of non-filing on _____________ and will send it to the Office
of Financial Aid upon receipt. _________.