StudentForms uses the minimum federal verification requirements  and the selected verification text from the U.S. Department of Education, published in both the Federal Register and on IFAP for each award year.


For Information on the documents required based on tax information provided in the verification web form, please see:

Tax Document Upload Requests


The verification requirements for 2018-2019 are:


Verification Tracking Flag        FAFSA Information Required to be Verified
V1 - Tax Filers    Adjusted Gross Income
U.S. Income Tax Paid
Untaxed Portions of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Distributions
Untaxed Portions of Pensions
IRA Deductions and Payments
Tax Exempt Interest Income
Education Tax Credits
Number of Household Members
Number in College
V1 - Nontax FilersIncome Earned from Work
Number of Household Members
Number in College
V4    High School Completion Status
Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose
V5 - Tax FilersAdjusted Gross Income
U.S. Income Tax Paid
Untaxed Portions of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Distributions
Untaxed Portions of Pensions
IRA Deductions and Payments
Tax Exempt Interest Income
Education Tax Credits
Number of Household Members
Number in College
High School Completion Status
Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose
V5 - Nontax Filers        Income Earned from Work
Number of Household Members
Number in College
High School Completion Status
Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose
Dependent Students with Auto Zero EFC indicator    Parents' Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) - if parents were tax filers
Parents' Income Earned from Work - if parents were nontax filers
V5 - High School Completion Status
V5 - Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose
Independent Students with Auto Zero EFC indicatorAdjusted Gross Income - if student/spouse were tax filers
Income Earned from Work - if student/spouse were nontax filers
Number of Household Members
V5 - High School Completion Status
V5 - Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose
All V4 Auto Zero EFC studentsHigh School Completion Status
Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose


Additional information on verification requirements may be found at:


Federal Register - FAFSA® Information To Be Verified for the 2018-2019 Award Year

2018-2019 Award Year: FAFSA® Information to be Verified and Acceptable Documentation

2018-2019 Verification Suggested Text Package

2018-2019 Application and Verification Guide (AVG) Chapter 4 - Verification, Updates, and Corrections


The verification requirements for 2017-2018 are:


Verification Tracking Flag        FAFSA Information Required to be Verified
V1 - Tax Filers
Adjusted Gross Income
U.S. Income Tax Paid
Untaxed Portions of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Distributions
Untaxed Portions of Pensions
IRA Deductions and Payments
Tax Exempt Interest Income
Education Tax Credits
Number of Household Members
Number in College
V1 - Nontax Filers
Income Earned from Work
Number of Household Members
Number in College
V4    
Income Earned from Work
Number of Household Members
Number in College
V5 - Tax Filers
Adjusted Gross Income
U.S. Income Tax Paid
Untaxed Portions of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Distributions
Untaxed Portions of Pensions
IRA Deductions and Payments
Tax Exempt Interest Income
Education Tax Credits
Number of Household Members
Number in College
High School Completion Status
Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose
V5 - Nontax Filers


Additional information on verification requirements may be found at: 


Federal Register - FAFSA® Information To Be Verified for the 2017-2018 Award Year

2017-2018 Award Year: FAFSA® Information to be Verified and Acceptable Documentation

2017-2018 Verification Suggested Text Package

2017-2018 Application and Verification Guide (AVG) Chapter 4 - Verification, Updates, and Corrections