Verification is the process mandated by the U.S. Department of Education to ensure accuracy of the data submitted by applicants for federal financial aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is charged with the responsibility of requesting various documents needed to verify the applicant's financial information.
If you are selected for verification for the current academic year, the documents you need to complete will be available on your account under Financial Aid in the iROAR portal. The documents will appear as Unsatisfied Requirements under the Eligibility tab. Please be sure to check your email and iROAR account regularly until verification is complete because additional information may be required.
Our office prefers the use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on FAFSA to provide your tax return information, but you may also submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript. To request the IRS Tax Return Transcript, you may go to www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript and click “Get Transcript ONLINE” or "Get Transcript by MAIL". Mailed transcripts will arrive seven to ten days after the request has been made. Please note an IRS Account Transcript is not the same as the IRS Return Transcript and will not be accepted.
Verification documentation may be mailed, faxed or emailed to our office. Please ensure the student’s name and Clemson University ID number are on all documentation submitted to our office.Student Financial AidG-01 Sikes Hall, Box 345123Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-1831 fax