Verification Instructions

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

You can find a list of Financial Aid Forms here.

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 or submit a signed copy of your tax return to the financial aid office.

To Receive Transcript By Mail:
Order by Phone by calling the IRS at 1-800-908-9946.
  • Tax filers must follow prompts, then enter the following information:
    • Social Security Number
    • 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 a Return Transcript, then enter the year of the return needed
Order Online at www.irs.gov   
  • Click "Get Your Tax Record"
  • 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 "Return Transcript" under Type of Transcript and enter the year of the return needed
To Change an Address on www.irs.gov
  • Click on “File”, then “Individuals”, then “Your Information”
  • Follow the instructions under “Address Change Options”
To Print a 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 option.)
  • 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 "Return Transcript" under Type of Transcript and enter the year of the return needed
  • If successfully validated, you will be able to view and print your IRS Tax Return Transcript.

 

To REQUEST AN IRS VERIFICATION OF NON-FILING LETTER?

An IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter provides proof that the IRS has no record for the year you requested.  Please keep in mind that this letter does not indicate whether you were required to file a return in the year requested, it will only state that you did not file.

Order Online at www.irs.gov
  • Click "Get Your Tax Record"
  • 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)
  • Non-filers will need the following to verify identification:
    • Social Security Number, filing status
    • 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 "Verification of Non-filing Letter" in the Transcript Type field, and enter the year of the return needed
Order by Mail
  • Complete lines 1 – 4, following the instructions on page 2 of the form.
  • Line 3: enter the non-filer's street address and zip or postal code. Use the address currently on file with the IRS.
  • Line 5: provides non-filers with the option to have their IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter mailed directly to a third party by the IRS. Do NOT have your IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter sent directly to DSCC.
  • Line 7: Select the checkbox on the right hand side for Verification of Non-filing.
  • Line 9: Year or period requested field, example for 2016 enter "12/31/2016".
  • The non-filer must sign and date the form and enter their telephone number. Only one signature is required when requesting a joint IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter.
  • Mail or fax the completed IRS Form 4506-T to the address (or FAX number) provided on page 2 of Form 4506-T.
  • If the 4506-T information is successfully validated, non-filers can expect to receive a paper IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter at the address provided on their request within 5 to 10 days.
Once the IRS Tax Return Transcript has been received, sign and submit it to DSCC’s Financial Aid Office; make sure to include the student’s name and student ID# on the transcript.

 

 

Submit all documents to the Office of Financial Aid
MAIL:
Dyersburg State Community College
Attn: Financial Aid
1510 Lake Road
Dyersburg, TN  38024  
FAX : 731-286-3354             
OR    Drop paperwork off at any of our 3 locations