Following federal guidelines Saint Leo University (SLU) verifies
100% of applications that are selected for verification and are
accepted for admission [34 CFR 668.54-57]. As needed, SLU will
select an application for verification with conflicting, or
otherwise unclear, information.
ISIR records received selected for verification are coded in the
financial aid processing system, Datatel, with documents required
to complete verification based on data from the application.
Required verification documents can include acceptable
documentation (as defined below) determined by the verification
tracking flag assigned by CPS. Applicants electing to use the IRS
Data Retrieval Tool and who do NOT alter any
information imported from their IRS tax return(s) are not required
to submit tax documentation.
Student/parent 2012 tax transcript(s) will be required if
applicant elects not to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool or who
alter any information imported from their IRS tax returns. Filers
for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or
any foreign countries should submit a signed copy of their tax
return, with a certified English translation if applicable.
Students/parents from the Freely Associated States - Marshall
Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, or Palau - do not
typically file tax returns and are considered non-filers.
Applicant is required to submit additional documentation, as
requested, to clarify conflicting or otherwise unclear information.
Student is notified of all documents required to complete the
verification process via email.
Students receive a missing information letter with instructions
to view the SLU website explaining the verification process and
print the required worksheet. When verification is complete an
award letter is sent to the student.
Amended Tax Returns:
For filers that amended their tax return, a signed copy of IRS
form 1040X that was filed and a 2012 tax account
transcript or signed copy of the original return
that was filed is required.