Student Tribune

Encouragel FAFSA applicants to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

This message provides important information for FAFSA applicants and their Tax Return information.

We encourage all FAFSA applicants to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to transfer official IRS tax return information into their FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) application, either when initially completing the FAFSA or by using the FOTW corrections process.

Important Note: The IRS cannot generate a Tax Return Transcript if the tax return has not yet been received and processed by the IRS.

Generally, tax return information may be obtained by using the IRS DRT or by requesting tax return transcripts within three weeks of the e-filing of a return to the IRS, or within 8-11 weeks after submission to the IRS of a paper return.

A limited number of tax returns take longer for the IRS to process, such as when the return includes errors, is incomplete, needs further IRS review, or is impacted by identity theft.

Ramon L. Rodriguez
Financial Aid