Verification | Louisiana College


What is Verification?

The process your school uses to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA is accurate. Your school has the authority to contact you for documentation that supports income and other information that you reported.

How do I get selected for verification?

The reasons for being selected include but are not limited to the following:

  • Your FAFSA was randomly selected. (Chances of selection increase if you are a potential Pell grant recipient.)
  • Your FAFSA includes incomplete information.
  • The information on your FAFSA is contradictory.
  • The tax information on your FAFSA was estimated or you indicated a will file status for your taxes.

What happens if I am selected?

If you’re selected for verification the Louisiana College Financial Aid office will notify you.  Please do not assume you’re being accused of doing anything wrong. Some people are selected at random; and some schools verify all students' FAFSAs. All you need to do is provide the documentation the financial aid office asks for—and be sure to do so by the school’s deadline, or you won’t be able to get financial aid.

Tax Transcript

If Louisiana College requests a copy of your tax transcripts, you may obtain your transcripts in one of the following ways:

  1. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool* to update your tax information into the FAFSA directly from the IRS. For more information on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool click here.
  2. Submit an official IRS tax transcript ( directly to the Financial Aid Office, this may be obtained by going to and choosing to have it mailed to you or going to the IRS office that is closest to your address.

If you have any questions concerning financial aid, please email the Louisiana College Financial Aid Office at