Verify your Financial Information

Verifying your financial information

Some financial aid applicants will be required to verify the accuracy of financial data based upon federal regulations. Creighton University follows the federal verification guidelines.

If you are selected for verification, you will be instructed to complete the Creighton Verification Worksheet. Other documents may be requested, such as tax returns, W-2 forms, and documentation of other forms of income. Be sure to periodically check your NEST account for requested items, as they may change. When verification is complete, you will be notified of your eligibility for financial aid through an email directing you to your NEST account.

2018-19 Verification Information

Students and parents may request a 2016 tax transcript from the IRS or by completing IRS Form 4506-T and sending it to the IRS. For the 2018-19 school year, both students and parents can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to import their 2016 tax information. Students and parents will no longer be able to view or update the income information that is imported from the IRS. As a result of this change, schools are now required by the Department of Education to authenticate students and/or parents who inquire about the income information on the FAFSA.

In order to comply with this federal regulation, Creighton University has implemented the following new policy: All students and parents who utilized the IRS DRT and contact the Financial Aid Office requesting income information from their 2018-19 FAFSA, will be required to stop by the Financial Aid Office and will need to provide an unexpired valid government-issued photo identification before any income information will be released. No income information will be released over the phone or via email.

For the 2018-19 school year, parents and independent students who did not and are not required to file a 2016 tax return, will need to obtain Verification of Non-Filing from the IRS. This can be requested by completing IRS Form 4506-T. Dependent students who did not and are not required to file a 2016 tax return can complete a statement of non-filing, which can be found in Commonly Used Forms.