OBTAINING AN IRS TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT
The IRS temporarily shut down the Get Transcript application recently after an initial assessment identified questionable attempts were detected on their system. The online application will remain disabled until the IRS makes modifications and further strengthens security for it. In the meantime, you may still request the tax transcript by mail, by phone and in person at one of the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers listed below.
REQUESTING AN IRS TAX TRANSCRIPT BY MAIL
You and your parents may request your IRS Federal Tax Transcript by visitinghttps://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript to download and print the “Request for Transcript of a Tax Return” form 4506-T. Please remember to request the tax RETURN TRANSCRIPT, NOT the Account Transcript.
REQUESTING AN IRS TAX TRANSCRIPT BY PHONE
You and your parents may request your IRS Federal Tax Transcript by calling the IRS at 1-800-908-9946 and following the menu prompts.
REQUESTING AN IRS TAX TRANSCRIPT IN PERSON
Hours of operation: 8:30AM – 4:30PM Monday through Friday (Closed for lunch 12:30PM – 1:30PM).
You must first be accepted into an eligible certificate or degree program, apply for a FAFSA User ID (your electronic passport to federal aid online accessible athttps://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid), then complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Apply as early as possible in accordance with the application priority dates. The FAFSA is available for by January 1st. The priority deadline for BCC is March 15th and New Jersey State is June 1st (all continuing students), and October 1st (all new applicants). Although there is no deadline for federal student aid, you are encouraged to file your FAFSA information in accordance with these same dates to receive priority consideration. Bergen Community College participates in most Federal and State Programs, including the Federal Pell Grant, Tuition Aid Grant (TAG), Federal Work Study (FWS), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) Educational Opportunity Grant (EOF), and William D. Ford Loans (Direct Loans).
Apply for all scholarships for which you appear to meet the criteria. Answer all questions on the application form to the best of your ability and then ask for help in completing the rest. As part of the application process, you will be required to attach a typewritten essay that includes your career and educational goals and how you plan to reach them. List any honors or awards you received in the past as well as community and/or school activities in which you have been involved. Include information about yourself and your family (if applicable). If you are a parent, include the ages of any children. A faculty recommendation must accompany your application.
Bergen Community College’s Federal School Code for the FAFSA is 004736 and New Jersey State School Code for NJHESAA is 2032.
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and follow the instructions listed under Applying For A Stafford Loan. *Note: Students must register for at least six (6) credit hours& be enrolled in/accepted to an eligible certificate or degree program.
The Federal Work Study program provides part-time jobs for students who demonstrate financial need and allows them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. This program encourages community service work as well as work related to a specific course of study. Work-study students receive $1,500 per Academic Year, and work approximately 15 hours per week. If you qualify, your award letter will show Federal Work Study (FWS) as part of your awards.
If your application is ‘Selected for Verification ‘by the U.S. Department of Education’s Central Processing System, then you will be required to provide prior year Federal Tax Transcript as well as any other documentation requested.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, a student must meet one of the following criteria to be considered ‘Independent’ of parental support for the 2012-2013 Academic Year:
The Financial Aid Office offers FAFSA Workshops to assist students who need help with completion of the FAFSA. Check the Dates and Deadlines page for upcoming Financial Aid workshops.
You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress standards in order to continue to receive financial aid. Withdrawals, failures, and course repeats will affect your financial aid.
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must officially withdraw by completing a Add/Drop Form with the Registration Office or by using Web Advisor. All withdrawals affect a student’s academic progress and future eligibility for financial aid. Federal regulations require that the college determine whether a portion of the federal aid be repaid when a student withdraws from classes before the end of the semester. Students, who withdraw from all classes before 60% of the semester is completed, may be required to repay a portion of the financial aid awarded. The amount of aid that may be retained is in direct proportion to the length of time you attend classes during a semester.
Verification is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Education. If you are ‘Selected for Verification’, Bergen Community College must compare your FAFSA information your Federal Tax Transcript(s).You may also be asked to provide additional financial documents. Submit all documents to the Financial Aid Office along with a completed Verification Worksheet. If there are differences in your application data and the information contained on your financial documents, the office will make necessary corrections and forward your corrected information to the U.S. Department of Education’s Central Processing System.
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652