VISI - Independent Student Income Verification, VPI - Parent Income Verification, VSPI - Spouse Income Verification

For 2019/2020
Did you file a 2017 tax return?

You have three options.

Option 1

Submit a signed copy of the 2017 IRS 1040EZ, 1040A, or 1040 tax return that was filed with the IRS to MSU Financial Aid.


Option 2

Submit a 2017 IRS tax return transcript. To order the transcript, go to Then submit the transcript to MSU Financial Aid.



Option 3

Resubmit your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your tax information. To resubmit, go to:


You MUST submit the following TWO documents to satisfy this requirement.

Form 1

Provide an IRS Non-filer Confirmation Transcript which can be ordered from the IRS at If you cannot get the Non-filer confirmation from the IRS you will need to provide the following two documents:

A signed personal statement certifying that you attempted to obtain the Verification of Non-Filing letter from the IRS and were unable to obtain the required documentation.


A screen print from the IRS website to document the system was not available.



Form 2

You MUST ALSO SUBMIT the Independent Student Nontax Filer or Parent Nontax Filer or Spouse Nontax Filer Form. Click the link below, fill out the form needed and submit it to MSU Financial Aid

VISI Independent
Student Nontax Filer
VPI Parent Nontax FilerVSPI Spouse Nontax Filer