Verification Changes for 2017-2018

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Some student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications are selected for verification. Verification is the process by which the Financial Aid Office is required to compare the information on the financial aid application with certain documents provided by the student to verify the accuracy of the information on the FAFSA.

The Moraine Park Financial Aid Office will send any students in this situation a letter and a few forms to complete and return.

New Verification Document May be Required

If you are selected for verification and you (or your parent if you are a dependent student) did not file taxes in 2015, financial aid offices are now being required to ask for a new document than in past years.  The student and/or parent will be asked to provide documentation from the IRS that indicates a 2015 IRS income tax return was not filed with the IRS. The student and/or parent must obtain a confirmation of nonfiling letter directly from the IRS by completing a 4506-T form.

The completed 4506-T form must be returned directly to the IRS by mail or by fax-not to MPTC. Most requests will be processed by the IRS within 10 business days. Moraine Park will send a copy of this form and a document with instructions to students in this situation.  The back of the form has detailed instructions to order the letter.  The nontax filer form must be filled out completely, and must be submitted with the confirmation of nontax filing letter attached.

If you have a question on this process, or anything regarding financial aid at MPTC, please email us at!

Written by Julie Waldvogel-Leitner
Director of Admissions