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Financial Aid Verification Documents

After completing your FAFSA and the financial aid entrance interview, you will be notified if there are additional documents that are required before you can receive financial aid. This is a process called “verification”, where the Department of Education selects some financial aid applications to make sure they are accurate.

The email you receive will list the verification documents that you need to submit to us.

You can download the verification documents from the Downloadable Forms page under Forms & Documents on our online Financial Aid Office site: https://cityvision.vfao.com/formsdocuments/downloadableforms/default.aspx

Once you have downloaded the required documents, you can submit them through one of the following options:

  1. Upload through the Virtual Financial Aid Office. Link: https://cityvision.vfao.com/formsdocuments/trackingdocumentsschool/default.aspx
  2. Fax to (816) 256-8471 or
  3. Scan and email to financialaid@cityvision.edu

We prefer documents to be uploaded or faxed, not physically mailed. Only physically mail documents if we specifically request that.

Requirements for Specific Documents

Statement of Educational Purpose

If you are required to submit a “Statement of Educational Purpose” form, you must present your identification, such as a driver’s license, in front of a notary, in order to complete. You will need to mail the original (not a copy) to us at:

City Vision Financial Aid Office
48 Pleasant St.
Dorchester, MA 02125

Make sure to keep a copy for your own records.

We need the original so we can confirm that it was notarized.

Tax Documents

If you are selected for verification on tax documents, you must provide your tax transcript(s) and your spouse’s tax transcript, if married, unless you did not file taxes. If you did not file taxes, the tax filing status document will describe what documents you should supply instead.

If you can select it on the FAFSA site, we highly recommend that you submit your tax data using the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool. If you use this Tool, your tax data will be copied directly from the IRS database, and you will be less likely to be selected for verification.

Alternatively, you may order a copy of your tax documents from the IRS. To request a copy of your IRS Tax Transcript, please go to www.irs.gov or call the IRS directly at 800-908-9946 or 800-829-1040.

If you have amended your tax return, you will also need to submit an IRS Account Transcript.

You will need your tax information from 2 years ago, not the previous year. Therefore, for 2019-20, you will need to fill out the FAFSA using your 2017 tax information.


If you have any questions regarding needed documentation, please email financialaid@cityvision.edu or call Traci Hedlund, Financial Aid Director, at 816-960-2008 x108.