Verification Process

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FAFSA applicants are selected for verification by the US Department of Education. Additionally, if the Financial Aid Office identifies incomplete or inconsistent information, we are required by federal regulations to collect additional documentation.

In the verification process we ask you for supporting documents to compare to your FAFSA application. If you are selected for verification, you may be asked to supply the following documents (do not turn these in unless you are asked to):

  • Verification Worksheet (to verify household size, number in college and income from work not reported to the IRS)
  • Dependent Students Only: Parent’s IRS Tax Return Transcript (signed)* or use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
  • Student’s (and spouse's when applicable) IRS Tax  Return Transcript (signed)* or use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
  •  Other documents to verify items reported on the FAFSA (such as W2 Forms)
  • Verification of SNAP Benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-formerly Food Stamps)
  • Verification of Child Support PAID
  • Verification of Household Resources

*See instructions for requesting an IRS Tax Return Transcript.

Selective Service

All young men between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered with Selective Service in order to be eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid.
Contact the Selective Service at 1.847.688.6888 or online at:

All documents may be mailed to:

Mountwest Community & Technical College
One Mountwest Way, Suite 101U
Huntington, WV 25701

Or faxed to 304.710.3533

Or scanned and emailed to:

Verification Documents must be received by the following dates:

For Fall Awards - June 30
For Spring Awards - November 30
For Summer Awards - April 30

Meeting the deadline dates means ALL of the requested forms and paperwork have been received by the Financial Aid Office including an electronic copy of your Student Aid Report and full admission to Mountwest Community and Technical College. This does not mean that you file the FAFSA by the deadline date but, rather that you file the FAFSA so the Student Aid Report is received in our office, along with all requested forms and paperwork, by the deadline date. Students who do not meet the deadline dates must pay for all expenses (tuition, fees, books) from their own resources.

The final deadline for submittal of all verification documents is 30 days prior to the end of the academic year/period you are enrolled. This designated deadline allows the Financial Aid Office to process and authorize disbursements within the timeframe permitted under regulations set forth for administering the federal and state financial aid programs. Failure to provide requested documentation within this timeframe will result in cancellation of your financial aid offers.

The deadline for students to submit documentation may be extended up to 60 days after the student’s last day of enrollment during the academic year/period on a case-by-case basis, and will be processed to the extent that is administratively possible.

Your responsibilities are to:
•Submit all documents requested promptly
•Ensure that all documents are signed and complete and include your name and MCTC ID number
•Keep copies of all information used to file the FAFSA and of documents submitted to Financial Aid