In some cases, MassArt's Office of Student Financial Assistance requires further information after the FAFSA has been filed. Students should respond to requests for additional information in a timely manner; the Office of Student Financial Assistance cannot continue with the financial aid process until the additional information is received.
Examples of information that may be requested are copies of Federal Tax Return Transcripts, W-2's, copy of birth certificate, or proof of Selective Service registration.
Some FAFSAs are randomly selected for a review process called verification. If a student has been selected for verification, the Office of Student Financial Assistance will send a notice and the student will need to provide the following:
- A completed and signed Verification worksheet
- 2013 tax information for the student and their spouse or parents (if a Dependent student). Tax information can be supplied in one of two ways:
- Use of the IRS data retrieval tool on the FAFSA. This option is available in the Financial Information tab of the FAFSA.
- Federal tax return transcripts, which can be obtained at www.IRS.gov by selecting "Get Transcript of Your Tax Records."
Please note that we cannot accept copies of actual tax returns. The two options above should be available roughly 3 weeks after a tax return has been filed.
If you have any questions about the verification process, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 617-879-7849.