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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. Many students will have the option to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to satisfy the requirement for tax data.

UPDATE: Effective 3/10/2017, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is temporarily unavailable. 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.

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.