Verification Instructions

Your FAFSA may be selected for "verification". If selected, you must provide all requested documents before any financial aid can be awarded.  

What do I need in order to complete verification?

Check your MyDSCC account to see if documents are needed to complete your financial aid file.  Complete and submit the forms that pertain to you. Visit the Paying for College page for a complete list of Financial Aid Forms.

If you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Match Process to transfer your tax return information to the FAFSA please follow the instructions below to order your tax transcript. 

Do not send copies of 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ. These are no longer acceptable verification documents.

 

HOW DO I REQUEST AN IRS TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT?

Tax filers can request an IRS Tax Return Transcript, free of charge, from the IRS by telephone or online.

Phone: You may order transcripts by calling the IRS at 1-800-908-9946.

  • Tax filers must follow prompts to enter their social security number and the numbers in their street address. Generally, this will be numbers of the street address that was listed on the latest tax return filed.
  • Select “Option 2” to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript and then enter the “year”.
    • If successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive a paper IRS Tax Return Transcript at the address provided in their telephone request, within 5 to 10 days from the time of the request.
    • Sign and submit the IRS Tax Return Transcript to DSCC; make sure to include the student’s name and student ID# on the transcript.

Online: Available at www.irs.gov

  • Under Tools, click "Get a tax transcript"
  • Click “Get Transcript ONLINE” (If at any point, you cannot validate your identity – for example, you cannot provide financial verification information or you lack access to a mobile phone – you may use Get Transcript by MAIL, see below)
  • Tax filers will need the following to verify identification:
    • Social Security Number, date of birth, and mailing address from latest tax return filed
    • Access to your email account
    • A credit card number; account number from an auto loan, mortgage, home equity loan, or home equity line of credit associated with your name
    • Mobile phone associated with your name (Cannot be pay as you go or prepaid plans, cannot use a landline phone number, Skype or Google Voice)
  • Click “Continue”
  • Select "Tax Return Transcript" and in the Tax Year field, select the "year".
  • If successfully validated, you will be able to view your IRS Tax Return Transcript.
  • Sign and submit the IRS Tax Return Transcript to DSCC; make sure to include the student’s name and student ID# on the transcript.

OR

  • Under Tools, click "Get a tax transcript"
  • Click “Get Transcript by MAIL”
  • Tax filers will need the following to verify identification:
    • Social Security Number or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)
    • Date of Birth
    • Mailing address from latest tax return filed
  • Click “Continue”
  • Select "Tax Return Transcript" and in the Tax Year field, select the "year".
  • If successfully validated, tax-filers can expect to receive a paper IRS Tax Return Transcript at the address included in their online request within 5 to 10 days.
  • Sign and submit the IRS Tax Return Transcript to DSCC; make sure to include the student’s name and student ID# on the transcript.

 

MAIL your IRS Tax Return Transcripts to:
 

Dyersburg State Community College

Attn: Financial Aid

1510 Lake Road

Dyersburg, TN  38024  

 

OR     FAX 731-286-3354             OR     Drop paperwork off at any of our 3 locations                                        


 

Complete the Verification Process As Soon As Possible to Avoid Delays!