If a student filed the FAFSA® as independent (not using parent information) and didn’t file taxes in 2018, they will have to turn in proof of non-filing as detailed below.
If a student filed the FAFSA® as independent (not using parent information), is married, and their spouse did not file taxes in 2018, the spouse will have to turn in proof of non-filing as detailed below.
If a student who filed the FAFSA® as dependent (using parent information), and their parent(s) didn’t file taxes in 2018, the student’s parent(s) will have to turn in proof of non-filing as detailed below.
Non tax filers must provide a confirmation of non-filing dated on or after October 1, 2018. A confirmation of non-filing can be obtained through one of the following methods:
- www.irs.gov, Get Your Tax Record, Get Transcript by Mail, request a Tax Return Transcript from 2018 (you will receive a letter stating they were unable to supply the information as you did not file in 2018 with in 5-10 business days), OR
- Use the IRS Form 4506-T, complete with no misprints, and check box 7, question 9 will be 12/31/2018, and check the signatory attests box above the signature. You can fax this form in, but we also recommend you mail it as the IRS sometimes rejects a faxed form. It can take a month or more to receive a form using this method.
- If you’re unable to get verification of non-tax filing through one of the above methods, please complete a Statement of Non-Tax Filing and submit to the Financial Aid Office.