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Students completing the 2016-2017 FAFSA will need to provide 2015 tax information. Students completing the 2017-2018 FAFSA will also need to provide 2015 tax information. Do not update your 2016-2017 FAFSA with your 2016 tax information. If you have had a change in your financial situation since 2015, please click here.
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is unavailable at this time. There is no estimated time frame on when it will become available. To fill out the FAFSA, the 2015 tax information can manually entered in lieu of the data retrieval process.
Please continue below for instructions on how to obtain your 2015 Tax Return Transcript if our office has requested it from you and/or your parent(s).
Tax filers are able to request a copy of their 2015 Tax Return Transcript from the IRS free of charge. You will need to provide a Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, and street address and ZIP Code that are currently on file with the IRS. If any information does not match IRS records, the IRS will notify the tax filer that it was not able to provide the transcript.
Visit the IRS website to request a copy of your 2015 Tax Return Transcript. You may also request a Tax Return Transcript by phone by calling 800-908-9946 and following the prompts.
PLEASE NOTE: If you or your parent(s) are unable to secure a copy of the 2015 Tax Return Transcript, a signed paper copy of the filed tax return may be substituted. The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced that effective on April 24, 2017, financial aid offices may consider a signed paper copy of the 2015 IRS tax return that was used by the tax filer for submission to the IRS as acceptable documentation to verify FAFSA tax return information.
If you or your parent(s) previously submitted a signed 2015 tax form in lieu of the 2015 IRS Tax Return Transcript, please contact our office so that we may confirm that we do have it and that it is signed and acceptable to use.