Data Retrieval Tool or Tax Return Transcript Requests

Wondering how to complete the verification or what information to include?

Log in to NYUAlbert and click on the verification link on your To-Do List. The documents that you may need to provide includes:

  • A completed verification web form documenting whether you (or your parents or spouse) earned income in the tax year that the FAFSA is based on and if you filed taxes that year. You will also be asked to confirm the members of your household.
  • If you or anyone else reported on your FAFSA (parents or spouse) filed federal taxes in the year that the FAFSA was based on, you will need to either log into your FAFSA to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool or submit copies of your Tax Return Transcript for all filers.
  • If you or anyone else reported on your FAFSA (parents or spouse) earned income from work, you may be asked to submit W-2 forms for all earned income.
  • Complete all other requested items on your verification portal.

Below are samples of some of the documents we will request. Not all students will need all of the forms listed. The forms specific to you are located on your Albert "To-Do" list in and in the initial verification request.

Income Verification for Non Tax Filers

Students and any parents or spouses who are included on the FAFSA and who did not file taxes may need to verify income they received. If a W-2 was received, a copy will be required. You may also be asked to submit an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter.

High School Completion Status

Some students will need to submit proof of high school completion. Acceptable documentation is specified in your verification portal.

Educational Purpose

Some students will need to submit proof of identification and educational purpose. Acceptable documentation is specified in your verification portal.

Certification

All students (and parents of dependent students) are required to sign their Verification Certification indicating that the documents that they are submitting are true and that they understand the implications of submitting invalid information.