- Current refers to the income you have at the time when you complete the financial calculator, which may be different from that reported by official tax documentation if—for example, if you have recently lost employment or begun new employment.
- Gross refers to your income before any income taxes are accounted for.
- Household refers to you and anyone who helps support you financially.
For more details, please refer to the FAQ article Whose income should I report?
We ask that you submit a signed copy of the most recent federal tax return for each income earner in your household.
- If your documentation is not in English, please also provide a translation. This translation does not need to be notarized; you can translate the document yourself. Be sure to submit the original with the translation.
We will also accept an income statement (i.e. a statement of annual salary, printed on the official letterhead of your employer, including the employer’s address and contact information, and signed by the employer). The income statement you submit must be signed by your employer or an authorized notary with an official seal/stamp and contact information. If your household income is based on more than one earner, you must submit signed or notarized income statements for each earner.
If you are unable to obtain official documents verifying your income, or if you are unable to get your documents notarized safely, please reach out to DEDP MicroMasters Support at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.