Sending your (and your parents') federal tax returns

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lefthandofdarkness
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Sending your (and your parents') federal tax returns

Postby lefthandofdarkness » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:40 pm

Do I need to send my and my parents' tax returns to all the schools to which I was admitted now along with the FAFSA and Need Access, or do I wait until I choose to enroll at a school? Is this dependent on the school? Are people sending their returns anywhere in the T14 yet?

Thanks!

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Re: Sending your (and your parents') federal tax returns

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:58 pm

lefthandofdarkness wrote:Do I need to send my and my parents' tax returns to all the schools to which I was admitted now along with the FAFSA and Need Access, or do I wait until I choose to enroll at a school? Is this dependent on the school? Are people sending their returns anywhere in the T14 yet?

Thanks!

I think most schools that care about your parents' finances just have you fill out Need Access. I didn't send any tax returns anywhere except to the IRS.

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Re: Sending your (and your parents') federal tax returns

Postby lefthandofdarkness » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:19 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
lefthandofdarkness wrote:Do I need to send my and my parents' tax returns to all the schools to which I was admitted now along with the FAFSA and Need Access, or do I wait until I choose to enroll at a school? Is this dependent on the school? Are people sending their returns anywhere in the T14 yet?

Thanks!

I think most schools that care about your parents' finances just have you fill out Need Access. I didn't send any tax returns anywhere except to the IRS.


Stanford: "All students receiving tuition fellowship must submit signed photocopies of their own 2014 federal income tax return. Students receiving tuition fellowship are also required to submit their parents’ 2014 tax return. Please be advised that no tuition fellowship will be credited to a student’s account without copies of these tax returns in our office."

Cornell: "If you wish to be considered for institutional scholarships please submit the following: ... Submit a copy of parent 2014 federal tax return...Submit a copy of student 2014 federal tax return."

There are similar instructions for other schools; I just don't know whether I need to send copies to all of them now or only to the school I choose once I choose.

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Re: Sending your (and your parents') federal tax returns

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:24 pm

I stand corrected. The T14s I applied to didn't ask for them, I don't think.

From those, it sounds like you have to send them to Cornell before they'll even think about scholarships, and with Stanford it sounds like more of a box to check before they'll actually disburse your money. But earlier probably wouldn't hurt.

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Re: Sending your (and your parents') federal tax returns

Postby JFO1833 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:17 pm

Columbia requires them to be submitted by the same deadline as the FASFA, Need Access and their institutional form.

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Re: Sending your (and your parents') federal tax returns

Postby lefthandofdarkness » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:20 pm

Do you send by mail, email, or fax? If by mail, did you enclose a cover letter or some sort of identification?

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Re: Sending your (and your parents') federal tax returns

Postby JFO1833 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:15 pm

lefthandofdarkness wrote:Do you send by mail, email, or fax? If by mail, did you enclose a cover letter or some sort of identification?


It seems from the instructions schools want them by mail, but it might be worth asking. I think a cover letter is a good idea.

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Re: Sending your (and your parents') federal tax returns

Postby ChemEng1642 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:53 am

I would send them as soon as you get them.




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