Verification of Nonfiling

Students and/or parents who were selected for the verification process must provide confirmation of taxes filed from the IRS. The “verification process” is verification of information students and/or parents provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

We cannot accept copies of 1040 tax forms. The documentation must come from the IRS. Instructions on how to verify income can be found here.

However, if the student and/or parent is not required to file taxes, they may be required to provide additional documentation.

Note: If the student is required to submit one or both of these documents, they will be listed under “Unsatisfied Requirements” on their STAR account under “Financial Aid,” then “Eligibility.”

1. If a student/parent is not required to file taxes, they must obtain an IRS Verification of Nonfiling Letter which can be requested online using the IRS Get Transcript Service. Additional instructions available below for those unable to request the letter online.

2. If the student/parent is not required to file taxes but did earn income, in addition to the IRS Verification of Nonfiling Letter above, they must also submit the institutional “Verification of Nonfiling” form available here.


If you cannot request the IRS Verification of Nonfiling Letter online, it can be requested by submitting IRS Form 4506-T (Request for Transcript of Tax Return).

Instructions for Completing IRS Form 4506-T:

1. Click here to access IRS Form 4506-T pre-filled with institutional information and the “Verification of Nonfiling” box already checked.

2. On the partially pre-filled form:
  • 1a – “Name shown on tax return…”
  • 1b – “First social security number on tax return…”
  • 2a (if applicable) – “If a joint return, enter spouse’s name…”
  • 2b (if applicable) – “Second social security number or individual…”
  • 3 – “Current name, address…”
  • 4 – “Previous address shown on last return filed if different from line 3…”
  • Section 5 is already filled with where it needs submitted!
  • Section 7 is already checked!
3. Skip to the bottom of the form to where it says “Signature of taxpayer(s)”
  • Read that section.
  • Check the box next to “Signatory attests that he/she has read the attestation clause…”
  • To the right, fill in the “Phone number of taxpayer…”
  • Complete the signature section(s) at the bottom, including date(s).

4. On the final page of the form, the middle column has a highlighted section showing where the form needs mailed based on state.

If you are having trouble and need to set up an in-person appointment with your local IRS office, call 1-844-545-5640.