Verification and Tax Information

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Office of Financial Aid
248 Hardway Building
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

Tel: (855) 297-0999 or (304) 367-4907
Fax: (304) 367-4881

Office Hours:
Mon - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

School Code: 040385

Pierpont Community & Technical College is pleased to provide this student aid calculator to assist you in estimating your costs to attend Pierpont.  Results are based on 2012-13 Cost of Attendance figures and student aid eligibility requirements which are subject to change.  These results should assist you in determining an estimate of your out-of-pocket expense to attend Pierpont.

2014-2015 Verification Requirements and Tax Information

When selected for verification, you may be asked for several items to verify the information you submitted on your FAFSA (Free Application for  Federal Student Aid).  The Department of Education has added several items to the Verification List so please read your letter and/or email carefully.  You may be asked to provide proof of completion of high school (copy of diploma, high school transcript that includes your graduation date, copy of your GED, etc.) and to re-sign the Statement of Educational Purpose and provide a valid government issued photo I.D. (Driver’s License, State-issued I.D., Passport, etc.).  The Statement of Educational Purpose must be signed in front of school personnel who will ask for your I.D. and copy it for your file.  You may also present I.D. to a Notary Public and complete the “Notary Public” version of the form which can then be sent via postal mail only to the main address of the school along with a copy of your valid I.D.  Note:  An expired I.D. is not a valid I.D.

You may also get selected for the standard verification for which the school must verify things like gross income, certain untaxed income, household members, number in college, receipt of food stamps, paid child support, and other items as determined by the Department of Education.

The simplest way to provide verification of certain income items is to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the FAFSA form.  If you originally estimated your income and have since filed your 2013 taxes electronically at least a week ago you should be able to update your income by simply pulling in your tax information through the FAFSA.

Possible Required Verification Documents (Read your letter carefully that we sent you to request documents.  Not everyone will be required to send the same documents.) 

1.         Dependent Students as defined by the Department of Education and FAFSA answers No all Dependency Question on the FAFSA may have to provide:

  • 2014-2015 Dependent Student Verification Worksheet
  • 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript for students who filed a Federal Tax Return and did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in FAFSA
  • 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript for parent/s who filed a Federal Tax Return if your parents did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in FAFSA

2. Independent Students as defined by the Department of Education and can answer Yes to at least one (1) of the Dependency Questions on the FAFSA may have to provide

  • 2014-2015 Independent Student Verification Worksheet
  • 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript for students who filed a Federal Tax Return and did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in FAFSA
  • 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript for Spouse if married and filed separately

***If you are married and filed separately, you will not be able to use the Data Retrieval Tool in FAFSA and will have to provide the Tax Return Transcript

Schools are no longer able to accept Federal Income Tax Returns for Verification except in Special Circumstances such as Identity Theft.  If you are selected for Verification you have two options:

1.         Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool that is part of the FAFSA on the web.  Go to, log into the students record and select “Make FAFSA Corrections” then go to the Financial Information Section of the form.  Follow the instructions to determine if you (and/or your parents if applicable) are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer IRS income tax information into the student’s FAFSA.

2.         Request an IRS Tax Return Transcript.

  • Get Transcript Now! at and download a PDF copy immediately
  • By phone: 800-908-9946
  • IRS 2013 Tax Return Transcript at, click on the “Order a Return or Account Transcript” link
  • Be sure to order the “IRS Tax Return Transcript” and NOT the “IRS Tax Account Transcript”
  • You will need to use your Social Security Number, Date of Birth, and address on file with the IRS
  • Complete a 4506T paper request at and under Forms and Pubs click “4506-T”





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