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Forms

Verification Worksheet

Because the government randomly selected your FAFSA for verification, please complete and return the Verification Worksheet. Fax and mailing instructions are on the SAS main page and at the end of the worksheet. Your prompt response is critical in this matter. If you have any questions regarding this request, please contact SAS at 413-796-2080.

Verification Worksheet

Parent Projected Statement of Income

Your family's current year income must be substantially less than the prior year income in order for SAS to reevaluate your financial aid.

SAS will NOT consider the following situations for a reduction of income:

  • Tuition paid for elementary/secondary private school
  • Unusual expenses related to personal living (e.g. wedding expenses, credit card bills, home mortgage or school loan payments, car payments, legal expenses, other miscellaneous consumer item expenses)
  • One-year bonus incomes and lottery or gambling winnings, pension payments, legal awards, etc.
  • Reduction in overtime pay (this will be reflected in the following year's aid application)
  • Bankruptcy

If the reason you are requesting a review is listed above, do not complete the form.  If you are uncertain whether or not your situation can be considered for a review, please contact SAS at 413-796-2080.

If the reason you are requesting a review is not listed above, please complete the form. Fax and mailing information can be found on the SAS main page.

Parent Form

Student Projected Statement of Income

Your current year income must be substantially less than the prior year income in order for SAS to reevaluate your financial aid.

SAS will NOT consider the following situations for a reduction of income:

  • Tuition paid for elementary/secondary private school
  • Unusual expenses related to personal living (e.g. wedding expenses, credit card bills, home mortgage or school loan payments, car payments, legal expenses, other miscellaneous consumer item expenses)
  • One-year bonus incomes and lottery or gambling winnings, pension payments, legal awards, etc.
  • Reduction in overtime pay (this will be reflected in the following year's aid application)
  • Bankruptcy

If the reason you are requesting a review is listed above, do not complete the form.  If you are uncertain whether or not your situation can be considered for a review, please contact SAS at 413-796-2080.

If the reason you are requesting a review is not listed above, please complete the form. Fax and mailing information can be found on the SAS main page.

Student Form

Non- Tax Filer Statement

Complete this form if the parent or student did not file a federal income tax return for the year pertaining to your FAFSA filing. Click here to view and print the Non-Tax Filer Statement.  Fax and mailing information can be found on the SAS main page.

Non-Tax Filer Statement

Instructions

Reject D

The name you reported on your FAFSA does not match the name in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) records for your Social Security Number (SSN).  Therefore, you must correct your SSN (Item 8) or name (items 1 and 2).  If your name is correct, you must confirm it by re-entering both your first and last names in Items 1 and 2.  If you confirm your name, you should also contact the SSA to make sure they correct it in their records.  The SSA can be contacted by calling 1-800-772-1213 or by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov.

Reject E

Your first or second parent’s name or date of birth as reported on your FAFSA does not match the name or date of birth in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) records for your parent(s) Social Security Number (SSN).  Therefore, you must correct your first parent (Item 61) or second parent’s (Item 65) SSN or first parents name (Item 62 and 63), or second parent’s name (Items 66 and 67).   If your parent(s) name is correct, you must confirm it by reentering your parent’s last name and first name initial in Items 62 and 63 for parent 1 and Items 66 and 67 for parent 2.

If your parent’s date of birth is correct, you must confirm it by reentering it in Item 64 for parent 1 and Item 68 for parent 2.

If you confirm your parent(s) date of birth or SSN, they should contact SSA to make sure they correct it in their records. The SSA can be contacted by calling 1-800-772-1213 or by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov.

Reject 6 & 7

The Social Security Administration (SSA) did not confirm the Social Security Number (SSN) you reported for your first parent (Item 61 on the FAFSA) or the second parent (Item 65 on the FAFSA).  If you believe that the SSN(s) you reported are correct, your parent must contact SSA.  The SSA can be contacted by calling 1-800-772-1213 or by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov.  If the SSN(s) are incorrect, you must make the necessary correction on the FAFSA.

Reject 8

Social Security Administration (SSA) records indicate that the Social Security Number (SSN) that was provided in Item 8 on the FAFSA belongs to a deceased person.  If the SSN is correct, the applicant must contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 or www.socialsecurity.gov to resolve this problem.  If the SSN is incorrect, you (student) must correct the SSN on a paper SAR or submit a new FAFSA online with the correct SSN.

Reject 17

You did not indicate on your FAFSA that you are a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen (Item 14).  To receive federal student aid, a student must be - (1) a U.S. citizen (or U.S. National) or (2) an Eligible noncitizen, such as a U.S. permanent resident or a resident of certain Pacific Islands, or as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.  Please provide the citizenship status with the Alien Registration Number if appropriate on the FAFSA.

Reject 18

The Social Security Administration (SSA) did not confirm that the Social Security Number (SSN) you reported on your FAFSA is correct, and also could not confirm your U.S. citizenship.  If you believe that the SSN you reported in Item 8 is correct, contact the SSA by calling 1-800-772-1213 or by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov.  If the SSN is incorrect, submit a NEW FAFSA online with the correct SSN.

Reject 20

You reported that your parents will not file an income tax return, but the amount you reported for your parents’ income appears to over the minimum amount required to file a tax return.  Please review Items 80, 88, and 89 and make the necessary corrections on the FAFSA.  If you are an Independent student your income appears to be over the minimum amount required to file a tax return.  Please review items 32, 39, and 40 and make the necessary corrections on the FAFSA.

Reject 21

You (student) corrected the date of your marital status to be after the date you submitted your application.  Your marital status (Item 16) and date (Item 17) should only be changed if they were reported incorrectly on the date the FAFSA was originally submitted, or if a Financial Aid Administrator has instructed you to update this information.  Review Items 16 and 17 and make the necessary corrections on the FAFSA or contact our office for assistance.

SSA Citizenship Status

The Social Security Administration did not confirm that you are a U.S. citizen.  Please provide our office with documentation of your U.S. citizenship (such as your U.S. Passport, Certificate of Naturalization or Birth Certificate).  If the documents support your status as a U.S. citizen, we will make a copy of your documents and will then continue to process your federal student aid.  If you are an eligible noncitizen, you must submit a correction to Item 14 on the FAFSA to indicate that you are an eligible noncitizen and also provide your Alien Registration Number in Item 15 on the FAFSA.  We will then receive an updated FAFSA/ISIR within 3 processing days with results from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about your eligible noncitizen status.

VA Status

The Department of Veterans Affairs did not confirm that you are or will be a qualifying veteran for purposes of receiving federal student aid for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you believe you are or will be a qualifying veteran, contact our office and provide a copy of your DD214 (military separation form).  If you are currently serving on active duty in the Armed Forces for purposes other than training, change your answer to Item 50 on the FAFSA from “Yes” to “No” and answer “Yes” to Item 49 on the FAFSA.  If you are not and will not be a veteran, you must change the answer to Item 50 on the FAFSA from “Yes” to “No” and provide parental information including the signature of at least one parent.

Student DRT/TT

If you (student) are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval on your FAFSA, we require a 2016 Federal Tax Return Transcript (NOT the income tax return).  You can order the transcript online at www.irs.gov/transcript or by calling the IRS at 1-800-908-9946.  Make sure to get the IRS tax return transcript and NOT the IRS tax account transcript.  Please sign the transcript at the bottom of page 1 and forward to our office.

Parent DRT/TT

If your parent was unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval on your FAFSA, we require a 2016 Federal Tax Return Transcript (NOT the income tax return). You can order the transcript online at www.irs.gov/transcript or by calling the IRS at 1-800-908-9946.  Make sure to get the IRS tax return transcript and NOT the IRS tax account transcript.  Please sign the transcript at the bottom of page 1 and forward to our office.

Spouse TT

If you or your spouse were unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval on your FAFSA, we require a 2016 Federal Tax Return Transcript (NOT the income tax return). You can order the transcript online at www.irs.gov/transcript or by calling the IRS at 1-800-908-9946.  Make sure to get the IRS tax return transcript and NOT the IRS tax account transcript.  Please sign the transcript at the bottom of page 1 and forward to our office.

DHS Status

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not confirm that you are a noncitizen (Item 14) in an immigration status associated with the requirements of eligibility for financial assistance for which you have applied.  You must submit proof to Western New England (WNE) that you are in the required non-citizen immigration status. If you supplied an Alien Registration Number (Item 15) on the FAFSA, please verify that it is correct.  You must do this within 30 days.

Social Security Number Match

You previously indicated that the date of birth (Item 9) or name (Items 1 and 2) on the FAFSA does not match the name in the Social Security Administration (SSA) records for your social security number (SSN) on the FAFSA.  If either your SSN (Item 8) or date of birth is incorrect, you must make the necessary corrections on the FAFSA.  If your SSN or DOB are correct, you must provide proof to our office.  A birth certificate for DOB or a Social Security Card for name.