FAFSA Verification

If your FAFSA application is selected for verification, federal mandates require the student and parent (or spouse, if married) to submit additional information to the Financial Aid Office.

Because students sometimes make errors on their application, there is a process for verifying applications and making corrections. The Central Processing System (CPS) which processes your FAFSA, selects which applications are to be verified and Webber International University must collect documents from the student and parent to verify the information entered on their FAFSA is accurate.

Students who are selected for verification are placed in one of the three following groups by the Department of Education. The group determines which FAFSA information Webber must verify for the student. If you were selected for verification, Webber will contact you with what verification group you were selected. Be sure to check your email that you entered on your FAFSA as this will be the first method we use to contact you.

  • V1-Standard Verification Group
  • V4-Custom Verification Group
  • V5-Aggregate Verification Group

The documentation you will need for verification varies according to your verification group. To find the forms and more information on the group you were selected for, see below on this page. The Department encourages students and parents to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to import data from their tax return to the FAFSA and not change it. To satisfy some of the verification items we need you can choose to go back to your FAFSA and choose “yes” for the Data Retrieval Tool. It is the fastest, easiest, and most secure method of meeting verification requirements.

*NOTICE: The DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL has been deactivated for 2017-18. It is expected to be updated and live again for the 2018-19 FAFSA filing.

For additional information on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you may go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm or contact the Financial Aid Office at 863-638-2929.

If you are not eligible or choose not to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, the IRS has created a Tax Return Transcript on Demand Tool on their website that will allow you to print your tax documents in a few minutes after answering some security questions. To use this method, you will go to: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript.

If you are not able to complete this method, you can go to a local IRS office to pick up a tax return transcript or go to www.irs.gov and have the IRS mail you a tax return transcript.

If you have reported that you have “0” income or an unusually low income, you will be required to fill out a Low Income Form. If the student is Dependent, please fill out the Parent Low Income Form. If the student is Independent, you will need to fill out the Student Low Income Form.

Low Income Form – Parent

Low Income Form – Student

For Frequently Asked Questions, see bottom of page.

The Office of Financial Aid reserves the right to request additional documents if needed to complete the verification process. To satisfy the request for verification documents, you must submit them to the Financial Aid Office, fax them to 863-638-1513, or e-mail them to financialaid@webber.edu or mail to:

Webber International University
Attn: Financial Aid Office
P.O. Box 96
Babson Park, FL. 33827

Your file will not be complete until all requested documentation is received and processed by the Webber Financial Aid Office. The verification process may delay the awarding of financial assistance. To expedite the process, please submit all requested documents upon request. If you have questions regarding the verification process, please call 863-638-2929 or 863-638-2930.

Frequently Asked Questions