Financial Aid & Scholarships


Verification is the process of confirming information reported by you and your parents or spouse on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is accurate. Each year approximately 30% of student applicants nationwide are randomly selected by the Federal Central Processing System for verification. Applicants selected for review will need to complete verification before financial aid eligibility may be reviewed. All required documentation must be submitted at least 30 days before the end of the semester for which the student is seeking financial aid.

What do I need to Submit?

You will need to check your One "to do" list for your specific items. Some items that are regularly requested are listed below. We may need all, some or none depending on your specific FAFSA information.

Please Note:  The ability to update your FAFSA by retrieving data directly from the IRS is currently unavailable, with no return timeline being given.  If you are selected for verification, we strongly encourage you to move forward with ordering a tax transcript, either online at or by completing and submitting a 4506T form to the IRS.  The form is available through the "federal tax transcript" links listed below.  If you wish to complete the online request process please follow these steps:

  • Go to
  • You will see orange bars with headings and you need to go to “Tools”
  • Under “Tools” click on “Get Transcript of Your Tax Records”
  • Then you can get a TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT by mail
  • Once you have the transcript, you can email it as an attachment to - include your student ID number, you can fax it to 765-973-8288, you can drop it off in person, or you can mail it to:           
    • IU East Office of Financial Aid

      Whitewater Hall Suite 112

      2325 Chester Boulevard

      Richmond, IN 47374

    * If providing materials by email or fax please redact all but the last 4 of Social Security Numbers on materials.

For 2018-2019:

  • A completed 2018-2019 Verification worksheet, either dependent or independent depending upon FAFSA filing status.
  • A copy of your (and your spouse or parents, if applicable) 2016 federal tax transcript.
  • Additional documentation upon request.

For more information and additional help please visit our online tutorial and select IU East from the drop box.

What Happens to my Information?

The required forms and documents you submitted for verification will be compared to the information reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If the provided information does not match what is shown on your FAFSA, we will submit changes to the FAFSA processor. After all changes are made to your FAFSA data, Indiana University East will review your eligibility for financial aid and award funds accordingly.  The review and awarding process typically occurs 7-10 business days after changes are made.

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Thank you so much for your interest in IU East! Please feel free to contact us with any questions at or (765) 973-8208.
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