Financial Aid

Financial Aid Forms 

Verification Instructions

After you have filed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Butler University's Office of Financial Aid may request additional documentation to verify the information you submitted. You will be contacted by mail and through the student's Butler email if your family is required to complete this process.  Verification is required by the U.S. Department of Education to ensure accuracy in completing the financial aid application. An official offer of financial aid cannot be made until all required documents are submitted to the Butler University Office of Financial Aid.

If you were selected for verification, please follow the instructions below:

          2014-2015 Dependent Student Verification Instructions

          2014-2015 Independent Student Verification Instructions

If you were selected for verification and filed a tax extension for 2013, please follow:

          2014-2015 Verification Instructions for Extension Filers

For guidance on completing the IRS Data Retrieval tool, as mentioned in the verification instructions above, please view the video below created by our financial aid friends at UC Santa Barbara, University of California. 

 If you are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool, you may request your transcript from the IRS online here.

Other Income Worksheet 

If requested by the Office of Financial Aid, please complete the Other Income Worksheet below:

          2014-2015 Other Income Worksheet

Please email your scanned documents to the Office of Financial at

Summer Financial Aid

Students looking to apply for financial aid for the summer, must complete a Summer Financial Aid Application.  For more information about programs available, please check out the Summer School page.

          2014 Summer Financial Aid Application