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Verification Requirements

The Department of Education randomly selects certain FAFSA records for a process called Federal Verification. If your FAFSA record was selected, there are additional financial aid requirements necessary to confirm your financial aid eligibility. You will know if you have been selected for verification by a message included in your FAFSA confirmation report (the SAR or Student Aid Report).


The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is unavailable for the 2017-2018 FAFSA application, but will be made available for the 2018-2019 FAFSA. The results of the inquiry will be masked for your security.

Your Bentley financial aid requirements may include a signed copy of the Verification Worksheet and additional tax documents. In the event that the parent or student did not file taxes in 2015 or 2016, we are able to accept a Statement for Parent/Student Not Filing a Tax Return; this and the Verification Worksheet are available on our Supplemental Forms page. If any additional documents are required, a financial aid counselor will contact students directly.


Please contact your financial aid counselor with any questions about this process.