Verification is a Federally mandated process to confirm that the information on your FAFSA is accurate.
Verifiying Tax Information
When a student’s record is selected for Verification, both the student’s and the parental income information must be reviewed. The easiest way to verify this is through the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) but there are other options too:
1) If you already completed the FAFSA by copying your tax information from your tax return, you can still use the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) through the FAFSA following the steps below: