Examples of Financial Documents

Why does CSUN EOP require a financial document?

One of the initial criteria to be considered for EOP at CSUN is to meet the low income guidelines. Submission of federal tax documents (or other financial documents if your household does not, and is not required to, file taxes) is required in order to enable us to determine whether or not a student meets these low-income guidelines. See below for examples.

For security reasons, these documents should ONLY be faxed, mailed, or walked in – please DO NOT email them.

In addition, for your own peace of mind, please cover or cross out all of the social security numbers except for the last four digits of the applicant’s social security number on all financial documents. Make sure that any bank account information is also covered or crossed out.

My Household Files Taxes

This year students attending an interview will be required to bring a complete copy of their parents 2018 or 2019 federal income tax forms, including Schedule CSE or Schedule E (if applicable).

Sample forms:

2018 Form 1040 (sample) OR  2019 Form 1040 (sample) 

Schedule C 

Schedule SE

Schedule E

My Household Does Not File Taxes

If parents don’t file and are not required to file taxes, then you must submit the EOP Financial Verification form along w/ supporting documents (see below).

Supporting documents:

They can also print the SS Benefits by going to: https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/proof-of-benefits.html

Independent Student

Independent students will need to bring a copy of their 2018 or 2019 federal income taxes, or EOP Financial Verification form w/ supporting documents. 

Supporting documents:

Foster Youth or Ward of Court

If a student is a Foster Youth or Ward of Court, then they need to bring a copy of the Proof of Court Dependency letter.  Foster youth can contact their county ILP to request proof of court dependency, go to:


Transfer Students

Will be require to provide a copy of their Tax forms or EOP Financial Verification form along w/ supporting documents (see below). We may require parents tax forms as well to determine “historically” low-income.


Military: If unemployed and not attending college, proof of military benefits