If you are asked to submit official documentation of your reported income, we ask that you please submit a signed copy of the most recent federal tax return (or equivalent) for each income earner in your household.
If tax return documentation is not available, we will also accept an income statement, which is 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. Any income statement you submit must be signed either by your employer or by 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.
Or, if neither of these documents is available, you may submit pay stubs, signed and notarized.
If your official 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 document with the translation!
If you are unable to obtain any official documents of the types detailed above to verify your income—for instance, if you do not participate in a tax system because of the laws or rules in your area—or if you are unable to have your documents notarized safely, please reach out to DEDP MicroMasters Support at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible!
For more details about income reporting, please refer to the FAQ article What income should I report?