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Federal Verification



What is Federal Verification?

Federal Verification is a process in which Dartmouth College is required by the Department of Education to confirm the accuracy of certain data elements reported on your FAFSA.  Approximately 30% of all students who file a FAFSA will be selected for this process.

Renewal students who are selected will not receive their award notice until all verification documents have been submitted.  Failure to submit all requested documentation will result in the forfeiture of your federal financial aid eligibility, and your Dartmouth financial assistance will not disburse to your student account.


2014-2015 Information  to be Verified for Students and Parents
Data to be Verified:Acceptable Documentation:

Adjusted Gross Income/Taxes Paid

Deductible IRA/SEP

Tax-Exempt Interest Income

Untaxed Portions of IRAs & Pensions
(excludes rollovers)

Non-Tax Filers: 2014-2015 Non-Filer Statement 

Tax Filers: Use of IRS Data Retrieval on FAFSA


Parent and/or Student IRS Tax Return Transcript
(The IRS Tax Return Transcript is not a copy of your tax return)


Number of Household/Number In College

Child Support Paid

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)

Federal Verification Worksheet


Last Updated: 3/25/14