If the Oregon Tech Financial Aid office has requested additional documents from you, please review the following common document requests.

For additional details, please review the request on Web for Student or contact the financial aid office. If your FAFSA has been selected for verification by the US Department of Education or any other documents have been requested from you, you must turn in the required documents before any federal or state financial aid will be disbursed.

What is Verification?

Verification is a federal financial aid process that ensures the information submitted on the FAFSA is correct. If you have been selected for verification, don't worry-it doesn't mean you've made a mistake. This is a routine part of the financial aid process every year for many students.

Tax Return Transcript or IRS Data Retrieval Tool

A Tax Return Transcript will be requested for the verification process. This is not a copy of a filed tax return. This can be submitted by using the IRS Data Retrieval tool on the FAFSA or ordering a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS (www.irs.gov or 800.908.9946).

Proof of Citizenship

Acceptable documents include copies of passport, certificate of naturalization or citizenship, or birth certificate.

Documents need to be either shown in person to the Financial Aid office at the Klamath Falls campus or shown to the Portland-Metro campus. If this is not an option, students will need to have a copy notarized before submitting the document to the Financial Aid office.

Verify Bachelor’s Degree

This request is to verify if a student’s FAFSA was correct in stating that the student has a previous bachelor’s degree. If a student does have a bachelor’s degree, he or she will need to confirm this by calling or emailing the Financial Aid office. No additional documents need to be submitted.

If the student does not have a bachelor’s degree, it means a question was answered incorrectly on the FAFSA. The student will need to correct the error and then let the Financial Aid office know the error was corrected.