Verification is a process initiated by the U.S. Department of Education which requires you to submit signed copies of income tax returns and other documents to the UM-St. Louis Financial Aid Office. If your application is selected for verification, you will not receive an award letter until this process is completed. About 30% of all UM-St. Louis financial aid applicants are randomly selected each year for verification when the application is processed.
If you are selected for verification the following items must be submitted to UM-St. Louis Financial Aid Office:
- A Verification Worksheet signed by all parties
supplying information (all forms must be signed
by student; if parent information is required, at
least one of the parents' must also sign the form)
- A signed copy of student's (and, if applicable,
spouse's) federal tax return
- For dependent students, a signed copy of the parents' federal tax return
To avoid unnecessary delays, please submit all required documents promptly. Incomplete documents or documents with missing signatures will be returned.