Income Verification for New Applicant Returning Students

Returning students who have not received BU need-based scholarship aid in the past are welcome to apply for aid  by the March 1 deadline.

In addition to filing the CSS Profile™ and FAFSA, submit the following documents directly to BU Financial Assistance to verify income:

  • Your signed 2015 federal income tax return. If the IRS does not require that you file a tax return, complete the Income Verification – Student form.
  • Your parents’ signed 2015 federal income tax return (including all schedules). If the IRS does not require that your parents file a tax return, complete the Income Verification – Parent form.
  • Copies of all your parent’s W-2 forms.
  • If your FAFSA acknowledgement email indicates you were selected for federal verification, submit all required documents. For help in completing federal verification requirements, click here.
  • If you filed a foreign tax return, submit signed copies of the foreign return and its English translation. Provide the foreign tax return which covers income earned for at least 6 months of 2015. If you filed both U.S. and foreign tax returns, submit both. If you were not required to file EITHER a U.S. tax return or a foreign return, complete and submit the Income Verification form.