The Department of Education randomly selects FAFSA information for a process called Verification. If you are selected for verification, Maryville College will be comparing your FAFSA information with your 2018 IRS Tax Return Transcript, information you supply on the Maryville College Verification Worksheet and other required financial documents. Federal regulations require us to collect this information before disbursing federal aid. If there are differences between your FAFSA and the verification documents, we will make the corrections and send the required changes electronically to the federal student aid processor to have your information reprocessed. No Federal Aid can be awarded until verification has been completed.

Verification 2020-2021

Check your Online Financial Aid System to see what verification documents you are required to submit to the MC Financial Aid Office.

If your FAFSA is selected for verification, your completed verification worksheet and all required documentation are due in the Financial Aid Office by June 1, 2020.  If extenuating circumstance prevent you from meeting this deadline, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

If you are required to submit a copy of your and/or your parents’ 2018 Tax Return Transcript(s),  you must either correct your FAFSA by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (option 1) or provide the MC Financial Aid  Office with a copy of your and/or your parents’ IRS Tax Transcript(s) for 2018 (option 2).  MC recommends students and parents choose option 1.

Option 1: IRS DATA Retrieval Tool

Note: you will be unable to select this option if you are married and filed separately, if a parent had a change of marital status after December 31, 2019, or if anyone filed an amended tax return.

  1. Log in as a Returning User to your 2020-2021 FAFSA.
  2. Click on “Make FAFSA Corrections” and create a save key. 
  3. Click on Financial Information.
  4. Under Parent Financial Information, confirm that the filing status (first question) says “Already Completed.”
  5. Enter your FSA ID.  Click on the “LINK TO IRS” button.
  6. Follow the instructions on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Be sure to check the box and click on “Transfer Now.”
  7. When returned to the FAFSA website, enter your wages.
  8. Complete the IRS Data Retrieval Tool a second time under Student Financial Information if the student filed a tax return for 2018.
  9. Continue to the “SIGN & SUBMIT” section.  Both the student and parent must sign the FAFSA using their FSA ID's. Once signed, press “SUBMIT MY FAFSA NOW.”

Option 2: Request an IRS Tax Transcript

Tax filers can request a 2018 IRS Tax Return Transcript free of charge from the IRS. Once you have printed/saved your transcript, please send a copy to the MC Financial Aid Office by mail: Maryville College Financial Aid, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804, by email to, or by fax, 865-981-8084.  You may also submit a signed copy of 2018 IRS 1040 Tax Return. Please include all Schedules, if applicable. 

Online Request for IRS Tax Return Transcript

  1. Go to the IRS website.
  2. Select “Get Transcript of Your Tax Records.”
  3. Click on “Get Transcript Online.”
  4. Set up an account.
  5. After user authentication, provide the reason for the request.
  6. You are requesting a “Tax Return Transcript” for 2018.
  7. Print or save the pdf file and email it with your Maryville College Verification Worksheet to the Financial Aid Office, or fax it to 865-981-8084.

Telephone Request

  1. Call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946.
  2. Follow the prompts to enter social security number and street address.
  3. Select the option to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript.
  4. Enter “2018” for the year of the transcript.


Verification Worksheet

If you are required to submit a Maryville College Verification Worksheet or a Maryville College Supplemental Worksheet: 

  1. Download the worksheet from the Documents and Messages tab on your Online Financial Aid System.
  2. Complete the Verification Worksheet or Supplemental Worksheet in its entirety.
  3. If the student is a dependent, both the student and a parent must sign the Verification Worksheet or Supplemental Worksheet.

Submit Documentation

Submit to the MC Financial Aid Office your completed and signed Verification Worksheet, copies of your 2018 IRS Tax Return Transcripts or 2018 IRS 1040 Tax Return (if required), copies of your 2018 W-2 and 1099 forms, and all other financial documents we have requested.

You may submit your documents by:

  • Fax: 865-981-8084,
  • Mail: Maryville College, Financial Aid, 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804, 
  • Or bringing them to our office in 141 Fayerweather Hall.

 NOTE: Please include Maryville College's School Code on your FAFSA: 003505