Frequently Asked Questions

Please enter a word or phrase in the Search field to quickly get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about financial aid.

What is the IRS Data Retrieval Process and why should it be used?

The FAFSA-IRS Data Retrieval Tool is a function that students can use while completing a FAFSA on the web that will allow both the student's and their parent(s) (if dependent) IRS tax filing data to be automatically transferred to the correct lines on the FAFSA.  The main benefit of utilizing this feature is that the correct tax information is populated on the correct lines of the FAFSA.  A secondary benefit to using this process is that the applicant's FAFSA data is less likely to be selected for verification.

Other FAQs