After you have made it through the academic review process, the next phase is the financial review process, which will require you to submit a number of documents depending on your household situation as outlined below.
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Depending on what you report on your EOP Data Form, the following documents* will be requested:
- FAFSA form: We strongly encourage you to electronically file your FAFSA before March 15, 2018
for the 2017-2018 academic year
- This item MUST be received before your financial review can be completed
- Form 1040: Copy of your parent's signed federal tax return form from 2016
- Form W-2: Copy of all W-2s from 2016
- Dependency Override:
- This letter must be on official letterhead and state the reason for the involuntary dissolution of the family
- It must also contain a certification that in the third party’s opinion, it was in the student’s best interest (physical, mental or other) to leave the home environment
- Please note that a letter of support will be needed for all eligible students that complete the Dependency Override form
- Form 1099: Copy of all 1099 forms (social security received in household between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016)
- Social Services Compensation: Official document stating the total amount (received in household between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017). Download and return the Social Services Verification Form.
- Supplemental Security Income: Official document stating the total amount (received in household between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016)
- Unemployment Compensation: Official document stating the total amount (received in household between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016)
- Child Support: Letter from parent, court documentation, or state agency stating the total amount (received in household between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016).
- Schedule C: Copy of 2016 Federal Tax Return
- IRS non-filing verification form:
- If your parent(s) indicated they would not be filing taxes for the year
- Non-filing statement:
- Parent non-filing statement: If your parent(s) indicated they would not be filing taxes for the year
- Student non-filing statement: If you indicated that you would not be filing taxes for the year
- Standardized Test scores: SAT or ACT scores are required for admission consideration
- Verification of size of household:
- This form will be sent when there is a discrepancy with the number of reported individuals residing in your household as listed on application forms (i.e. FAFSA, EOP Data Form)
* These forms are for freshman applicants ONLY. Transfer applicants follow a different process.
If you live in a single/two parent household, you will need to provide the following documents*:
- A copy of your parent’s 1040 (federal tax return)
- Parent signature is required on the 2nd page
- Copy of all W-2s
If your parent has a business:
- A copy of Schedule C must be sent along with 1040
- We will also need previous 2 years 1040 including Schedule C
- If Gross Receipts on the 1040 tax forms exceeds $50,000 the student may be deemed not historically disadvantaged and ineligible for the program
- If Gross Receipts on Schedule C are $50,000 or more:
* All documents requested, unless otherwise stated, are for the year 2016. Total Amount refers to the total amount received in the household for the current year.
Please note that based on information that is reported on the FAFSA and the EOP Data Form, our office will request additional information.
For questions regarding the process, feel free to contact Michael Brown, our EOP Coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, or call our Office at (585) 395-2751. You may also contact the EOP Office with any questions you have regarding the program.