Here you’ll find a list of frequently used documents and forms to help you stay on track with Financial Aid. Our forms are interactive PDFs that you can complete on your computer.
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If the interactive PDF option does not work for you, you are welcome to complete your form by hand, scan it as a regular PDF, and send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also contact our office.
Always include your TC ID number on all documentation you submit to our office.
The 2018-2019 FAFSA is for the Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019 semesters. It is available now through June 30, 2019.
If your FAFSA has been selected for verification, please refer to your TC Student Portal as well as any e-mail communications from our office to view your ourstanding verification requirements. The verification process will require for you to submit additional forms and documentaton to our office to verify the accuracy of your FAFSA data. Please read the following instructions, complete the appropriate verification worksheet(s) and submit all appropriate documentation to our office to avoid delays in the packaging and disbursement of your federal aid.
Standard Verification Group (VW1) - Please complete the Income Verification Worksheet for Federal Student Aid Programs (VW1). In some cases, you may also need to complete an (for 19-20 only) Income and Expense Resource Form/(for 18-19 only) Low Income Verification Worksheet (LOWINC).
Custom Verification Group (VW4) - Please complete the Identity/Educational Purpose/H.S. Completion Verification Worksheet (VW4).
Aggregate Verification Group (VW5) - Please complete both the Income Verification Worksheet for Federal Student Aid Programs (VW5) and the Identity/Educationational Purpose and High School Completion Verification Worksheet (VW5). In some cases, you may also need to complete an (for 19-20 only) Income and Expense Resource Form/(for 18-19 only) Low Income Verification Worksheet (LOWINC).
Additional information is available below regarding IRS Tax Return Transcript retrieval.
Please contact us should you have any questions about the FAFSA verification process. In addition, you may be required to visit the Office of Financial Aid in person to provide these documents.
For Federal Work-Study job postings, visit the TC Human Resources website.
Pertinent Federal Work-Study information regarding student eligibility, hiring and on-boarding processes is available on the Federal Work-Study page of our website.
For students who have a Selective Service flag on their FAFSA and have not submitted a status information letter to our office, please click here to do so. If you have provided this document in a previous aid year but still see the flag on your FAFSA for a new aid year, please reach out to us directly. If you identify as female but have a Selective Service requirement on your FAFSA, please ensure that you have correctly answered the "male or female" question on the FAFSA. Females are not required to register for Selective Service.
Financial Awareness Counseling provides tools and information to help you understand your financial aid and assist you in managing your finances. *Financial Awareness Counseling does not satisfy Entrance or Exit Counseling Requirements.*
Go to www.irs.gov and click on the “Order a Return or Account Transcript” link. You may also call 1-800-908-9946 to place the order. Make sure to 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. Normally this will be the address used when your IRS tax return was filed.
If you are married and you and your spouse filed separate tax returns, you must submit tax return transcripts for both you and your spouse.
The IRS will send you (not Teachers College) a copy of the tax return transcript. You should make two copies: one for your records and one for ours.
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