Federal Verification Web Form

The U.S. Department of Education mandates that all schools that award federal financial aid (HLS awards Perkins and Stafford loans) verify key pieces of financial information that were submitted as part of the FAFSA. The Department of Education randomly selects and flags students it selects for this process.

If you are selected, you will see a required document appear on the "Documents" tab of "My HLS Financial Aid" called the "Federal Verification Web Form." This form asks all of the questions that must be verified by HLS Student Financial Services. Also, we do not collect personal tax returns from students, those that are selected for Federal verification will be required to to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool or if they are not eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool they will be required to submit an IRS Tax Transcript (if they were actually required to file). These documents will also appear on the "Documents" tab.

Based on your answers, we may ask for additional information. If you have questions about verification, please contact us sfs@law.harvard.edu or call us at 617-495-4606.

We cannot process your application until we complete this review process. Thank you for your prompt attention to this requirement.

Last modified: February 05, 2014

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