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verification process and information

Approximately 30% of all applicants of financial aid are chosen for a process called verification. For students and parents who have been selected for verification, the Department of Education requires that Freed-Hardeman University collects the required documentation to verify the information you reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

We are required to collect a copy of the parent’s and the student’s IRS Tax Return Transcript. In addition to the IRS Tax Transcripts, we also must collect the Verification Worksheet. Dependent students will need to complete the Dependent Verification Worksheet. Independent students will need to complete the Independent Verification Worksheet.

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The Independent/Dependent Verification forms are in PDF format below. You will need Adobe Acrobat to open and print the files. Please print the needed form and submit to us by fax, e-mail, or mail. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail the Office of Financial Aid at the following:

Freed-Hardeman University
Student Financial Services
158 E. Main Street
Henderson TN 38340

Phone: 1-800-348-3481 ext. 6662
Fax: 731-989-6775
E-mail: finaid@fhu.edu

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Before mailing or faxing the required documents, please be sure to check that all forms are signed and dated.

For instructions on requesting an IRS Tax Transcript, please use the Instructions for using IRS Data Retrieval or visit http://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript or call 1-800-908-9946.