Verification 2022-2023 Update

1.   Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose: students must still submit this form. However, institutions may accept copies of the required verification documents electronically. This may occur by uploading a photo of the documents (including from a smartphone), PDF, or other similar electronic document through a secure portal at the institution, by email, etc. Also, electronic signatures using a stylus or finger to sign the statement, or an image of the individual’s signature affixed to the statement in lieu of obtaining a wet signature, will be accepted. Students no longer must submit this form in-person or get it notarized.

On May 18, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education announced that there will be a waiver for certain verification requirements for the 2022-23 aid year as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 national emergency; with the following exceptions:

2. Institutions are still required to resolve conflicting information concerning a student’s eligibility. If an institution has conflicting information concerning a student’s eligibility, including documentation obtained during the verification process, the institution must resolve the discrepancies before disbursing financial aid funds.

With the above guidance in place, UIS will waive requirements for verification, other than the statement of educational purpose.

Financial Aid Forms 2022-2023

Dependent Student Verification

Independent Student Verification

Loans Forms

Other Forms

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Child of Employee

Veterans

Financial Aid Forms 2023-2024 - construction in progress - UNAVAILABLE

Dependent Student Verification

  • Verification Worksheet-Dependent for Federal Student Aid Programs (pdf)
  • Student Federal Tax Return Transcript 2021 (pdf)
  • Parent Federal Tax Return Transcript 2021 (pdf)

Independent Student Verification

  • Verification Worksheet-Independent for Federal Student Aid Programs (pdf)
  • Student Federal Tax Return Transcript 2021 (pdf)

Loans Forms

  • Bankruptcy Status Worksheet (pdf)
  • Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Request Form (pdf)
  • Loan Discharge/Disability Verification (pdf)
  • Student Loan Default Verification (pdf)
  • Private Loan Self Certification Form (pdf)

Other Forms

  • Academic Degree Plan (pdf)
  • Change of Financial Situation-Dependent (pdf)
  • Change of Financial Situation-Independent (pdf)
  • Citizenship Confirmation Form (pdf)
  • Confirmation of Student Illinois Residency (pdf)
  • Confirmation of Parent Illinois Residency (pdf)
  • Default/Overpayment Verification (pdf)
  • Dependency Override Request (pdf)
  • Dependent Child(ren) Verification Form (pdf)
  • Dependent Other Than a Spouse Verification (pdf)
  • DHS Confirmation of Citizenship Form (pdf)
  • DHS Secondary Confirmation of Citizenship Form (pdf)
  • Emancipated Minor Confirmation (pdf)
  • Homeless Confirmation (pdf)
  • Legal Guardianship Confirmation (pdf)
  • Orphan/Ward of the Court Confirmation (pdf)
  • Overpayment Verification (pdf)
  • Request for Additional Information (pdf)
  • Selective Service Registration Verification (pdf)
  • Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Application (pdf)
  • Social Security/Name/Date of Birth Verification (pdf)
  • Statement of Educational Purpose and High School Completion Status (pdf)
  • Veteran Status Confirmation (pdf)

Satisfactory Academic Progress

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form (pdf)

Child of Employee

  • Benefit Utilization Record (B.U.R.) (pdf)

Veterans 

  • Request for Veteran Program Benefits Fall 2023 (pdf)
  • Request for Veteran Program Benefits Spring 2024 (pdf)
  • Request for Veteran Program Benefits Summer 2024 (pdf)