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IRS Data Retrieval

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to retrieve their IRS tax return information directly into the FAFSA. For step-by-step instructions for using the tool, view the video or instructions below.


*Please wait for the video to load. It may take a few minutes based on your internet connection.

Step-by-step written instructions:

  1. File your taxes (electronically is the quickest method)
  2. After 1-2 weeks, log in to www.fafsa.ed.gov/
  3. Click on Make FAFSA Corrections, enter PIN and password
  4. Navigate to the Financial Information tab
  5. If you can answer "No" to all of the questions, the tax filer will then enter their PIN and click on Link to IRS
  6. Once you are transferred to the IRS website, fill in the information exactly as it was entered on the tax return
  7. Click Transfer Now to go back to the Financial Information screen
  8. Review the data that was transferred and make any necessary corrections
  9. Navigate to the Sign & Submit tab to submit the corrected FAFSA