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Verification Forms

You will be contacted by WIU email if your FAFSA was selected for verification. You may also check STARS for your Financial Aid Status.

If selected, a Verification Worksheet and federal tax transcripts are required to determine financial aid eligibility. Please follow the instructions included with the worksheet.

Please do not send worksheets, tax returns, or tax transcripts unless the information is requested from you. Copies of federal tax returns NO LONGER ACCEPTED - please reference worksheet instructions .

Forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you require any of these forms in an alternative format, please contact the Financial Aid Office at Financial-Aid@wiu.edu.

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 (Future Academic Year)

To print your personalized 2014-15 verification form, please:

  1. Log on to STARS
  2. Select "Financial Aid Information" from the menu
  3. Click the "2014-15 Academic Year" button
  4. Click the "Verification Form" link listed in blue at the top of the screen
  5. Print your personalized verification form

 The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be available early February 2014. If you or your parent(s) are eligible to transfer tax data directly from the IRS to the FAFSA, watch the IRS Data Retrieval video tutorial for additional instructions. IRS Tax Return Transcripts can now be requested four different ways - click here for online instructions. 

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 Academic Year

If you and your parents are able to retrieve your IRS tax data directly from the IRS when completing your FAFSA, your chances of being selected for verification are greatly reduced! For additional details, watch the 2013-14 IRS Data Retrieval video tutorial. Please reference the Availability of 2012 Tax Information chart to determine when your 2012 tax information should be available for retrieval or request! 

To print your personalized 2013-14 verification form, please:

  1. Log on to STARS
  2. Select "Financial Aid Information" from the menu
  3. Click the "2013-14 Academic Year" button
  4. Click the "Verification Form" link listed in blue at the top of the screen
  5. Print your personalized verification form