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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

College of Menominee Nation's Federal School Code: 031251

Students requesting financial aid must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As the name states, the FAFSA is free and can be filed on the web to eliminate delays in processing. To be considered for the maximum number of financial aid sources, students should submit their FAFSA as soon as they can. Students can start filling out FAFSA application as soon as October 1 for the next school year. For example, if a student is attending the 2024-25 school year, they could apply for '24-'25 financial aid on October 1, 2024. Note: Outside funding sources (such as certain tribal grants) may have earlier deadlines.

Students seeking funding from outside agencies such as tribal funding or veterans benefits may be required to follow additional steps. The College of Menominee Nation’s Financial Aid Office suggests students follow our guide on How to Apply, Step-By-Step.


Verification of FAFSA

Verification is a process used to review information submitted through the FAFSA to ensure that it was completed accurately. Students are randomly selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education.

To meet the verification requirement for Adjusted Gross Income, U.S. Tax Paid, and Untaxed Income, you (and parent, if you are a dependent student) must do one of the following:

  1. Submit a signed copy of your 2022 tax returns or submit a 2022 Tax Return Transcript from the IRS
    * Available on the IRS website at
    * Available from the IRS by calling 1-800-908-9946
    * Available by paper request which is downloadable at
    * Make sure to select Tax Return Transcript, not Tax Account Transcript

Verification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

(Click below to print your appropriate verification worksheet(s))

Financial Aid Forms    ////     Verification FAQs

Tips for Completing the FAFSA & Verification Process

Please read each question on the FAFSA carefully and answer accurately. After completing the FAFSA and each subsequent correction to the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Federal Processor. Review the SAR entirely as it will indicate if there are errors that need to be corrected. The SAR will notify you if your application has been selected for Verification. If selected, please submit all documents as soon as possible to the Financial Aid Office. All discrepancies must be verified by our office per Federal guidelines. This may slow down the processing of your application for financial aid. The verification process can take up to several weeks for completion. Below are some tips and information that can be helpful through the process of completing the FAFSA and the verification process.

Information & Tips

  • When submitting verification documents to our office, be sure all documents requiring a signature are signed, all worksheets are fully completed (include numerical value or if zero, write zero, do not leave answers blank), and student’s name and ID # are on every document. Submit copies, and keep originals for your own personal records.
  • We often receive incomplete documentation. Once reviewed, it may be determined that additional information is required to complete verification. If this is requested of you, please provide it as soon as possible as we process all paperwork in date of receipt order which would delay your aid.