Verify your Financial Information

Verifying your financial information

Some financial aid applicants will be required to verify the accuracy of financial data based upon federal regulations. Creighton University follows the federal verification guidelines.

If you are selected for verification, you will be instructed to complete the Creighton Verification Worksheet. Other documents may be requested, such as tax returns, W-2 forms, and documentation of other forms of income. Be sure to periodically check your NEST account for requested items, as they may change. When verification is complete, you will be notified of your eligibility for financial aid through an email directing you to your NEST account.


Federal Tax Return Copies Are Acceptable as of April 24, 2017

The Federal Department of Education has updated the allowable verification documents for both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. Students and parents can now submit copies of their 2015 federal tax returns, in place of the tax transcript, as acceptable documentation for verification purposes. For students and parents who did not file a 2015 federal tax return, a statement of non-filing can be accepted in place of the verification of non-filing from the IRS.

IRS Data Retrieval - Updated April 2017

Unfortunately, students and parents can no longer import their income information by using the Data Retrieval Tool. The IRS and Department of Education have announced this feature will not be allowed until October 1, 2017 while the IRS enhances the security of this feature. Students and parents will need to provide their income information on the FAFSA from their federal tax returns.