Verification is the process that reviews the FAFSA for accuracy. The U.S. Department of Education selects a percentage of all FAFSAs for verification. Alma College selects additional students if conflicting information is present. If selected, we will contact you for documentation that supports the information you reported.
This document will provide helpful tips to completing the verification process. Additionally, many frequently asked questions are answered. Verification Guide
Tax Information Retrieval
The verification process will require proof of your income. If you and/or your parents filed a tax return for the previous year, that tax information will need to be verified with the FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool or the IRS Tax Return Transcript. Please reference our Tax Information Sheet for assistance with the FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool and the IRS Tax Return Transcript.