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We strongly encourage the IRS Data Retrieval process for all students who filed a FAFSA.
Have a federal tax return filed with the IRS.
Have a valid social security number.
Have separate FSA IDs for both student and parent.
Your marital status changes after December 31 of the same tax year.
You filed a foreign tax return.
You filed your taxes within the last 8 weeks.
You filed as "Married Filing Separately".
You filed an amended tax return.
Log into the FAFSA website at https://studentaid.gov/.
Click on Login.
Login using the Student's FSA ID or by entering the student's information.
Click on Make FAFSA Corrections.
Click on Financial Information Tab to bring you to the Parent/Student Tax Information.
Select Already Completed (allow 2-3 weeks from electronic filing date before using IRS Data Retrieval).
Read through the list of statements and check "Yes" or "No". If all of the statements are correctly answered "No" then you will be able to try to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
Enter your FSA ID and click on Link To IRS.
Fill in the information as instructed. You MUST fill in your address exactly how it appears on your Tax Return Form. Click Submit and if done correctly the IRS data will appear.
Click on the option Transfer Now. Do not make changes to IRS data.
Review the Income Wages Earned from W2s, Business Income or Farm Income.
Sign with student FSA ID (if dependent, parent FSA ID is also required) and submit your FAFSA to update information.