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Verification of Income Data

If you are selected for the verification process, our office will send you an email and post alerts on your myUMBC account specifying the documents required.

UPDATE: Effective 3/31/2017, the US Department of Education has announced that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will continue to be out of service for the next several months.  At this time, the IRS anticipates the tool will remain unavailable until at least October 1, 2017.  In place of using this tool, please submit a copy of the requested 2015 Federal Tax Return Transcript(s) to our office. The Federal Tax Return Transcript can be obtained by calling the IRS at (800) 908-9946, or by visiting For your security, please do not submit personally identifiable information via e-mail. To learn more about this outage and the other options available to aid applicants, you can read the Department of Education’s official statement about the issue here.

When all necessary documentation is received, our office will compare the submitted paperwork to the information provided on the FAFSA. If there are any discrepancies, our office will make the corrections and you will receive notification if your financial aid has changed. The revised awards will be available on your myUMBC account.

Occasionally, our office must request additional documentation because the originally submitted documents do not provide all of the necessary information to complete the verification process. In these situations, you will be notified via e-mail that additional documentation needs to be submitted to our office.