Frequently Asked Questions

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Why are you requesting an IRS Tax Return Transcript instead of allowing us to provide signed copies of our tax returns?

Federal regulations now require that we collect an IRS Tax Return Transcript from any applicant and their parents (if the student is dependent) to process verification.  Utilizing the FAFSA-IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing or correcting the FAFSA lessens the likelihood that an application will be selected for verification.  A signed copy of a tax return can be used if a tax transcript cannot be obtained from the IRS.

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