Due to the U.S. government shutdown, obtaining IRS Tax Return Transcripts and Verification of Non-Filer Statements for 2016 may be unavailable.   At this time, the U.S. Department of Education is allowing signed copies of student and/or parent(s) (if applicable) 2016 federal tax returns to be accepted.

For independent students or parent(s) of dependent students who are requested to submit an IRS Verification of Non-filer Statement and are unable to do so may instead submit a signed statement certifying the following:

  • That the individual attempted to obtain the Verification of Non-Filer Statement from the IRS and was unable to obtain the required documentation, and;
  • Has not filed and is not required to file a 2016 federal income tax return.

Please note: This guidance is issued by the U.S. Department of Education on a temporary basis.

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STCC Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid is available to students who need assistance with paying for their college education. At Springfield Technical Community College, the Student Financial Services staff will assist you throughout the application process and provide you with the most current information available on its financial aid programs. We have outlined the various types of financial aid programs at STCC which include grants/waivers, federal work-study programs and loans. Please refer to the Financial Aid Programs section for detailed information.

The financial aid application is a separate process from the admission application. Please complete both, following each individual set of guidelines, requirements, and deadlines. For admission information, click here.