Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid
How do I know if my application was chosen for verification?
If your application was chosen for verification, you will receive a verification letter from the UAM Financial Aid Office. It will include the forms to be completed and a list of additional financial documents required. You can also access this information on your WeevilNet To-Do list.
When should I send the documents?
Verification letters have a "due date" listed beside each document required. We cannot award your federal financial aid until verification has been completed, so please provide the required documents as soon as possible.
What types of documents could be needed for verification?
- IRS Tax Return Transcript (not a tax return)
- 1040X (if amended tax)
- Child support documentation
- Snap documentation
- High school transcript
- Identification card
- Dependency documentation
Can I link my taxes to the FAFSA?
We encourage all FAFSA applicants to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to transfer official IRS tax return information into their FAFSA on the web application. This is the most efficient way to complete the verification process. If, however, you were unable to use the IRS DRT, applicants are asked to submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript. IRS Transcripts are usually available within 3 weeks of e-filing or 11 weeks after submitting a paper return.
How Can I Obtain a Free IRS Tax Return Transcript?
Go to www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript. Click “Get Transcript by Mail”. You will need your Social Security Number, Date of Birth, and the address on file with the IRS. Choose “RETURN TRANSCRIPT”. Tax Transcripts may also be requested using the IRS Automated Phone Tool at 800-908-9946, by mail using the IRS paper form 4506 or 4506T or the IRS2Go App.
Fax or Mail Transcripts to (870)460-1450 UAM Financial Aid P.O. Box 3470 Monticello AR 71656
What if I'm not attending UAM?
If you decide not to attend UAM, please sign the Verification letter giving permission for your file to be closed.