Skip to main content
Skip to main content

WKU News

Major Verification Changes for 2012-2013

Major Verification Changes for 2012-2013

As of the 2012-2013 academic year, KHEAA Verify has been contracted to complete all verification services on behalf of WKUAll verification documentation should be submitted to KHEAA Verify who will complete the verification process.  KHEAA Verify will contact the student on behalf of WKU within one week of receiving the verification documents, if the documents received are incomplete or if additional information is required to complete the verification process.  Students and their parents should contact KHEAA Verify with any questions concerning the receipt of their documents or the status of their verification process, using the contact information below:  

P.O. Box 4902
Frankfort, KY 40602
FAX:  502-696-7230 / Phone:  855-272-8771

As of January 1, 2012 the U.S. Department of Education will implement several changes to the 2012-2013 verification process.  Beginning February 1, 2012, most students and parents who have filed their 2011 federal tax return will be able to select the IRS Data Retrieval option when completing their 2012-2013 FAFSA online, which transfers their 2011 federal tax information directly from the IRS to the FAFSAStudents /parents who complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA based on “estimated” 2011 federal tax information, are strongly encouraged to choose the IRS Data Retrieval through the correction process at FAFSA on the Web ( once their federal tax return information is available.   The IRS Data Retrieval process will streamline and expedite the processing of the student’s financial aid application.  Electronic filers will be able to access tax information from the IRS approximately 2 weeks after filing and paper filers need to allow 6 to 8 weeks after filing. 

IRS Data Retrieval Process:

  • Enter your PIN and click “Link to IRS”. (You will not be asked to enter your PIN if you entered a PIN to begin your FAFSA.)
  • Your FAFSA will be saved and you will be transferred to the IRS Web site.
  • On the IRS Web site, enter the requested information.  
  • Once the IRS has validated your identification, your IRS tax information will display.  You can either transfer your information from the IRS, or choose to return to FAFSA on the Web from the IRS Web site.  If you do not transfer your information or choose not to return from the IRS Website, you will have to login to open your saved FAFSA.  
  • If you transfer your IRS tax information, questions that are populated with tax information will be marked with “Transferred from the IRS

A tax filer CANNOT use the IRS Data Retrieval option if:

  • Student/parent does not have a valid Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Student and spouse or the parents of a dependent student filed separate tax returns 
  • Student/parents filed a joint tax return but are now separated, divorced, or widowed  
  • Student/parent filed a joint tax return and the student/parent is married to someone other than the individual on the joint tax return at the time the FAFSA is filed  
  • Student/ parent filed an amended tax return  
  • Student/parent filed a foreign tax return

If a student’s 2012-2013 FAFSA is selected for verification, and if the student and/or parent choose not to use or is not eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval option, the student and/or parent will be required to submit their 2011 IRS Tax Return Transcripts.  (Important: Due to new federal guidelines, IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ are no longer acceptable federal tax return documents for those students, and parents of dependent students, chosen for verification!!)

2011 IRS Tax Return Transcripts must be obtained directly from the IRS by the tax filer and can be requested, free of charge, one of five ways:

  • Downloading the IRS2Go Mobile App at
  • Picked up at a local IRS Office (Local Bowling Green, KY office is located at 200 West Professional Park Court
  • Call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946
  • Order online at  
  • Order by mail using a Form 4506-T which is available online at

See the 2012-2013 Verification Q&A for additional information about the verification process.


All News  Now Viewing Category: All
Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport
WKU Regional Campuses
Housing & Residence Life
Math News
Glasgow News
WKU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program News
School of Journalism & Broadcasting
Media Relations
Academic Affairs
Augenstein Alumni Center
Instruments of American Excellence
Emergency Preparedness
Department of Music
Department of Theatre & Dance
Library News
Office of Sustainability
Office of International Programs
Office of Research
Ogden News
WKU Parent and Family Weekend
Parent's Association
Student Activities and Organizations
Scholarships Student Financial Assistance
Student Government Association News
Van Meter Auditorium
Teaching News
Study Abroad
Student Research Council
Student Employment
WKU Joint Admissions
International Student Office
Human Resources News
Cultural Enhancement Series
The Confucius Institute
Campus Activities Board
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky
Development and Alumni Relations
Downing Student Union
Health Services
Hardin Planetarium
News from The Center for Gifted Studies
Student Financial Assistance
Downing Museum
Etown & Fort Knox
Employee Wellness
Latest Headlines
University Blvd Lot and South Lawn Lot Reserved Tomorrow

Saturday, April 29th

Attorney General presents $500 award to SGA for 'Voice of Justice' video contest

During a visit to WKU on Wednesday (April 26), Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear awarded the WKU Student Government Association (SGA) $500 for winning the “viral award” in the “Voice of Justice” video contest.

WKU Bike4Alz group to ride across country again this summer

WKU students will bike across the country this summer to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.

Featured Articles
WKU Bike4Alz group to ride across country again this summer

WKU students will bike across the country this summer to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.

The Gatton Academy Advances to 2017 National Science Bowl

A team from The Gatton Academy won the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl on February 17 and advanced to the 2017 National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.

WKU melting old keys for classroom projects

After years of traditional recycling of keys, Access Control at WKU has found an innovative way to reuse the keys. Earlier this semester, the Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences Department melted 300 pounds of keys for students to use in class.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 4/18/17