Data Retrieval Tool Steps
- Click Make FAFSA Corrections
- Then Financial Information If your parents answered "No" to the following questions: a. Did not file an amended tax return b. Did not file a Puerto Rican or foreign tax return c. Taxes were filed electronically more than 3 weeks ago (or done by mail more than 11 weeks ago)
- Link to IRS At the IRS web site- Provide the address and tax type EXACTLY as shown on your parents filed 1040 tax return (Uppercase letters and punctuations included) click Submit. Check Box "Authorize IRS to transfer the data to FAFSA". Then hit Transfer now.
- Return to FAFSA Sign and Submit your FAFSA.
Log in to FAFSA www.fafsa.ed.gov
If Student filed taxes, go back to FAFSA and repeat the same process.
Unable to use the Data Retrieval Tools:
You must request a free tax return transcript from IRS to submit with your Verification Forms to our office. Order online at: Order a Transcript > year 2012> Tax Return Transcript