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  • The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is designed to allow applicants to link their tax return information to their FAFSA application electronically.

  • The U.S. Department of Education and the IRS have collaborated to make the filing process much easier. By linking your tax information using this tool, will result in providing more accurate tax information.

  • Applicants who do not use the IRS DRT and are selected for verification will need to obtain an IRS Tax Transcript. Copies of the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will no longer be accepted by the Financial Aid Office.

To use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a FSA ID

  • Student and/or Parent must have a valid Social Security Number (SSN).

  • Must have filed the appropriate Federal Tax Return within the time frame below.

  • It will take approximately one to two weeks for IRS income information to be available if you filed your tax return electronically, and six to eight weeks for paper filers.

  • Have not changed your marital status after December 31 of the previous year.
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