Affordable Choice, Unbeatable Value - Financial Aid

Requesting the Correct Documents

Verification of a FAFSA is done using both forms available on MSU's website and documents requested from the IRS. You can check your My.MissouriState account for a list of requirements, with links to the MSU forms. It is important that you submit the correct documents from both our website and from the IRS.

MSU Forms                  |                Go to IRS

Tax Return Transcript

We can no longer accept copies of your Federal Income Tax Returns (i.e. 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) for Financial Aid Verifications. Instead, all students and parents for whom tax information is requested will be required to submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript. To obtain an IRS tax return transcript, visit the IRS Get Transcript webpage and download your transcript (preferred method), or request one be mailed to you (slower). If neither of these options are available you must request one by mailing form 4506-T to the IRS.

It is important that you request the IRS Tax Return Transcript and not the IRS Tax Account Transcript. You will need your Social Security Number, date of birth, and the address on file with the IRS (this will usually be the address used when the tax return was filed). Tax return transcripts are available 2-3 weeks after electronically filing taxes and 6-8 weeks after paper filing. Your tax transcript will be mailed within 10 business days of your request.

1040 - U.S. Individual Income Tax Return  Internal Revenue Service - Tax Return Transcript

W-2s / 1099s

If you are being asked to turn in W-2s or 1099s you can submit copies of the ones you were mailed in February. If you do not have all of them you can request a Wage and Income Transcript from the IRS, which will include all of your W-2s and 1099s. To obtain a Wage and Income Transcript, visit the IRS Get Transcript webpage and download your transcript (preferred method), or request one be mailed to you (slower). If neither of these options are available you must request it by mailing form 4506-T to the IRS.

Verification of Non-Filing Letter (For 2017-2018 Only)

If you did not file a tax return you must submit a Verification of Non-Filing Letter before we can finish verifying your FAFSA. This letter, which must be sent to you by the IRS, proves that the IRS does not have a tax return on file for the requested year. It does not prove that someone was not required to file a return, only that they did not do so. To obtain a Verification of Non-Filing Letter, visit the IRS Get Transcript webpage and download your letter (preferred method), or request one be mailed to you (slower). If neither of these options are available you must request one by mailing form 4506-T to the IRS.