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Financial Aid

Your FAFSA may be selected for “verification”. If selected, you must provide all requested documents before any financial aid can be awarded. It is recommended that students submit requested verification documents within 30 days of the request. However, the final federal deadline to submit verification documentation is 120 days from the last date of enrollment for the academic year, or September 18, whichever is earlier. Students who fail to complete verification forfeit all federal aid and most state aid for the academic year.

The priority date for financial aid is August 1st for fall semester and December 1st for spring semester. Students need to provide the requested documentation to the Office of Financial Aid before these dates to ensure their financial aid is processed in a timely manner. Documents submitted after the priority dates will be processed, but financial aid may not be processed before the semester’s billing due date. Students are responsible for submitting documentation in a timely manner and paying the balance needed to secure their schedule.

If you did not use the IRS Data Exchange Tool, IRS DDX, 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 Tax Return Transcript, then enter the year of the return needed

    • Click “Get Your Tax Record”
    • Click “Get Transcript by MAIL”
    • Tax filers will need a social security number or individual tax identification number (ITIN), date of birth, and mailing address from latest tax return filed to verify identification.
    • Select “Return Transcript” under Type of Transcript and enter the year of the return needed

To Change an Address

Go to www.irs.gov, select “Change Your Address – How to Notify the IRS” and follow the instructions

To Print a Transcript:

    • Go to www.irs.gov
    • Click “Get Your Tax Record”
    • Click “Get Transcript ONLINE”
    • Create an ID.me account or sign in if you already have one
    • Once logged in, select “Income Verification” as your reason for needing your transcript and “Go”
    • Select the year of the return needed under “Return Transcript”
    • You will be able to 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.

    • Click “Get Your Tax Record”
    • Click “Get Transcript ONLINE”
    • Click “Continue” and follow steps above
    • Select “Verification of Non-filing Letter” in the Transcript Type field, and enter the year of the return needed

  • Order by Mail

    • Download IRS Form 4506-T at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf PDF Format
    • 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 2022 enter “12/31/2022”.
    • 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.

Submit all documents to the Office of Financial Aid
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.

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


You can find a list of Financial Aid Forms here.