If you are selected for verification, we ask that you submit:
1) The Institutional Verification Form (www.regis.edu/faforms).
2) Your (and your spouse/parent(s), if applicable) tax return information from the IRS. You can use either of the following methods to provide the documentation:
a. Utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA to link your (and your parent(s), if applicable) tax data directly from the IRS, or
b. Submit a copy of your (and your spouse/parent(s), if applicable) Tax Return Transcript, which is available at https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript. You will need to request the “Return” transcript for the same tax year used on your FAFSA.
Due to the government shutdown, students/spouses and parents are unable to request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS. Our office can accept a signed copy of your form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ in lieu of the transcript. Even if you submitted your tax return electronically, you must still sign your return before submitting it to our office.
3) If you are a dependent student and your parent(s) indicated they were not required to file a federal tax return on the FAFSA, or if you are an independent student who indicated you will not file a federal tax return, you will need to submit non-filing documentation from the IRS. Instructions for IRS non-filer documentation can be found at www.regis.edu/faforms.
Attempted to obtain the non-filer letter from the IRS or other tax authorities and were unable to obtain the required documentation; and
Have not filed and are not required to file an income tax return, and include a list of the sources of any income earned from work and the amount of income from each source; and
A copy of IRS From W-2, or an equivalent document, for each source of employment income received, if applicable.
Due to the federal government shutdown, if you are unable to get non-filing documentation from the IRS, please submit a signed statement certifying that you:
Once you submit these items to Student Services (via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax: 303.964.5449), the verification committee may ask for additional items or email you for clarification. We are authorized to ask for any documentation necessary to complete the verification process. If you have been admitted to Regis University and have a regis.edu email, please make sure to check your email often and respond promptly.
If you do not submit the requested documentation, you may not receive financial aid or you may lose financial aid eligibility.