IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to expedite the verification process by following these steps:

  1. Log in at to “Make FAFSA Corrections”
  2. On the FAFSA, in the Financial Information section, click “Link to IRS’”
  3. On the IRS website, fill out the form and click on “Transfer my tax information into the FAFSA”

Tax information electronically filed within the last 2 weeks or submitted by mail within the last 8 weeks may not be available for retrieval.

It is important to note that you will not be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool if:

  • The home address on the FAFSA does not match the address on the tax return
  • Your marital status changes after December 31 of prior year
  • You filed an amended return (See Federal Tax Return Transcript)
  • You filed married filing separately
  • You filed a tax return using a Tax ID Number (TIN)
  • You filed a foreign tax return – Submit a signed copy of your return to the financial aid office.