|I am a Dependent Student…||To verify critical financial need, I need to submit…|
|with one or both parents who filed a 2013 or 2014 tax return.
NOTE: See questions #8-11 if your parents are not married, if you have a step parent, or if you do not live with your parent(s)
A copy of the first page of your parent(s) federal tax return
|with one or both parents who have not filed a 2013 or 2014 tax return NOTE: See questions #8-11 if your parents are not married, if you have a step parent, or if you do not live with your parent(s)|
Provide statement copies of all government benefits the household receives. Statement copies must show the monthly and/or annual dollar amount of assistance received.
|I am a Indpendent Student…||To verify Independent status, I need to submit…|
with legal guardian(s), in foster care, a ward/dependent of the court, or an emancipated minor
|who is homeless||
If you are homeless, you must upload the following to the financial verification page:
A statement from your school counselor on letterhead explaining your situation.
Documents that are acceptable forms of income verification are:
• Federal 1040
• Federal 1040EZ
•IRS Tax Transcript
Documents that are acceptable forms of government benefits
• 1099‐SSA Social Security Form (SSI) – received by parent(s) only
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
• Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Please Note: Statement copies of the documents listed above must show the monthly and/or annual dollar amount of assistance received.
The following documents are not acceptable forms of income verification:
• W2s, 1099 or check stubs
• Child support payments/Divorce agreements
• Checking/Savings account statements
• Free/Reduced lunch forms/letters/statements
• Social Security payments for students or children
• Utility assistance
• Pension statements
• Copies of food assistance cards
• Medicaid/Medicare cards or statements
• Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
• State or Foreign tax returns
• Handwritten tax returns or benefit worksheet
8. What if my parents never married, are divorced, remarried or widowed?
Please read the situations that best descript your parent(s) situation to determine what tax verification needs to be submitted.
- If your parents are living together and/or married to each other, provide tax information for both parents.
- If your parent is widowed, provide information for that parent.
- If your custodial parent is remarried as of today, provide information for that parent and the person to whom your parent is married (your stepparent).
- If your custodial parent and stepparent file taxes separately, provide information for only the custodial parent.
- If your parents are divorced or separated, provide information for your “custodial” parent. The custodial parent is the parent with whom you lived most during the previous 12 months.
- If your parents have joint custody and you lived with each for the same amount of time during the prior year, then include the information for the parent who provided the most financial support to you.
9. What if I have a stepparent?
If you have a stepparent who is married to and files jointly with the legal parent with whom you lived the most during the previous 12 months, you must provide information about that stepparent as well.
10. What if I don’t live with my parents?
If you do not live with your parents, a court appointed legal guardian(s), or in a foster home you must answer that you are a dependent student. Not living with your parents by choice does not make you an Independent Student. Therefore you must provide income documents from your parents. Please reference the chart in question #7 under the Income Information section for further details.
The following people are not your parents unless they have legally adopted you: grandparents, aunts or uncles, brothers or sisters, or family friends.
11. What if I have no contact with my parents?
If you don’t know where your parents live, or you’ve left home due to an abusive situation, contact Association staff at 844.422.4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how to proceed.
1. Describe the impact adversity has had on the applicant’s life.
2. Describe how the applicant has overcome those adversities, as well as about the person or organization who has had the most positive impact in helping them overcome those events.
3. What lessons has the applicant learned, or personal insight have they gained, that helped them prevent their adversity from having a negative impact on their present and future.
4. Lastly, applicants must provide a personal statement of 50‐200 words in which they compare elements of an Association Member's life with their own.
1. A copy of the photo ID page from your United States issued passport which includes your full name; or
2. A copy of your citizenship certificate. If you do not have a certificate but your parents are United States citizens please submit a copy of a parent’s citizenship certificate; or
3. A copy of your Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
If you were born in the United States, do not submit proof of citizenship.