|To be eligible for federal, state, or institutional student aid programs at Granite State College, students must meet the following minimum general eligibility requirements:
A financial aid student may be chosen for verification by the U. S. Department of Education Central Processing System (CPS) or by Granite State College. Federal regulations require verification to be completed for some applicants. The purpose of verification is to maintain the integrity of federal financial aid programs by verifying the information provided by students and parents on financial aid applications. If you are selected for verification, you are required to submit the following documentation:
If your 2014-2015 FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education or Granite State College, we strongly encourage you to import your tax information to the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval. If you elected not to use this feature when you first completed the FAFSA you may go back into your FAFSA and retrieve your tax data via the correction process. This will be the simplest and fastest way to satisfy the requirement. GSC will receive your updated information from FAFSA within 72 hours.
If you are not eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval process, you will be required to obtain and submit to GSC your 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript. You can request a transcript, free of charge, by going to www.irs.gov, or by downloading a paper request form from the IRS website. You can expect to receive your Tax Return Transcripts within 5-10 days after the IRS receives your request.
|Independent Students' Required Documents
||Dependent Students' Required Documents
Documentation submitted to the Office of Financial Aid must be legible and have student identifiers attached (student id, etc.). If the student submits a document which is not legible, appropriate or incomplete, then the requirement is considered still incomplete and the student is notified to resubmit.
An official IRS tax transcript is the only acceptable form to satisfy required tax documents. A tax transcript may be obtained by contacting the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at (800) 908-9446.
Granite State College will not accept alternative documentation for verification if a student or the parent of a dependent student was granted a filing extension by the IRS and has not filed his or her tax return at the time of verification.
Your FAFSA application may also contain conflicting information that requires resolution. You are required to submit the appropriate documentation and/or additional information requested in order to resolve your FAFSA. Additional documentation, may include, but not limited to: