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Verification Guidelines

What is Verification?

​Verification is a process by which the Department of Education or the Institution verifies the information provided on your FAFSA through collecting federal income tax data. If your FAFSA was selected for verification, students and parents can complete this process by providing the following information:

For 2018–2019 Applications

The IRS Verification of Non-Filing letter is required from:

  • Parents (of dependent students) who did not file a tax return.
  • Independent students and/or their spouse who did not file a tax return.

Dependent students who did not file a tax return are not required to submit an IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter.

Please note:

Copies of your federal tax returns, along with all schedules and W-2 forms, still must be submitted directly to the Boston College Financial Aid Processing Center as part of the standard financial aid application process, even if your FAFSA was not selected for verification.  

Boston College Financial Aid Processing Center
P.O. Box 67486
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467