Tax Transcript and FAFSA Verification

Verification requires that Earlham College collect certain information to ensure the accuracy of the data reported on the FAFSA.

As part of this process the parent or parents as well as the student who completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must do one of the following:

If you filed a Federal Income Tax Return

  • Update the student’s FAFSA online by using the IRS Data Retrieval System.
    Use of the IRS Data Retrieval System for both the parent and the student tax data is highly recommended due to its speed and accuracy.
  • Submit the Federal Tax Transcript to the Earlham College Office of Financial Aid.
    You can request a Federal Tax Transcript online or by calling 1-800-908-9946. You will be requested to provide your Social Security Number and other information such as the exact street address on your return, birthdate, etc.

If you did not file a Federal Income Tax Return

2020 or 2021

  • Student and Parent(s) Non-Filer
    Submit confirmation of non-filing by completing IRS form 4506-T.
    You will need to complete the top portion (1-4), sign the bottom and submit it to the IRS. If you didn’t complete a tax return but you have earnings for the year, you will also need to submit your W-2’s to Earlham College Office of Financial Aid.

More information and resources

Earlham is a community like no other. Our students and faculty are partners in learning, seeking truth wherever truth may lead. Learn more about Earlham at the links below.