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 return transcripts, 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.
2021-22 Verification Information
For the 2021-22 school year, both students and parents can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to import their 2020 tax information. For verification purposes, you can submit a signed copy of your 2019 Federal Tax Return or submit a 2019 IRS Tax Return Transcript. You can request an IRS transcript.
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 policy: All students and parents who utilized the IRS DRT and contact the Financial Aid Office requesting income information from their 2021-22 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 2021-22 school year, parents and independent students who did not and are not required to file a 2019 tax return, will need to obtain Verification of Non-Filing from the IRS. This can be requested by completing IRS Form 4506-T (PDF). Dependent students who did not and are not required to file a 2019 tax return can complete a statement of non-filing (PDF).