Selected for Verification?
You may be required to provide appropriate tax records if your application for financial aid is selected by the U.S. Department of Education for income and asset verification. You will be notified if this is necessary. The verification process may result in an adjustment to your financial aid award, and can occur at any time throughout the year. If you do not provide tax documents when requested, your financial aid may be revoked.
If you are selected for verification, please navigate to your CUNYfirst Student Services Center to review your financial aid ‘to-do’ list and any forms/additional paperwork you must submit. All paperwork must be submitted though the CUNYfirst Document Uploader.
Note: It is not necessary to submit copies of your tax returns or any other family financial records or supporting documentation to the Office of Financial Aid unless you are specifically asked for additional information. Unsolicited material will be destroyed without review. If you have unusual financial circumstances that may increase your eligibility for financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid after you have received your award letter.