Data Retrieval Tool

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students to transfer data from their federal income tax returns into their FAFSA electronically.

What is the Data Retrieval Tool?

  • ​IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) process will help simplify the verification process if selected.
  • The 2019-2020 FAFSA require you to use 2017 tax information.
  • Using the IRS DRT process can reduce errors on your FAFSA, as well as reduce the amount of requested documents from the Financial Aid Office.
  • When you submit the request, the IRS will confirm your identity.
  • Watch the IRS retrieval video to learn how to retrieve your taxes onto the FAFSA.

Simple Steps to Transfer Tax Information Into your FAFSA 

Am I eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?

I’m unable to link my tax return.  What do I do?  ​
If you are unable to link your taxes to your FAFSA, you may be asked to provide a copy of your Federal tax Return Transcript. How to get an IRS tax return transcript

I was selected for verification, but I didn’t make enough money to file taxes. What do I do? 
If you did not make enough money to file taxes, then you will need to get a non-filing letter from the IRS and submit it to the Financial Aid office. 

Information regarding IRS Verification of Non-filing.  ​