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If you are eligible to transfer the 2016 tax data from the IRS to the 2018-2019 FAFSA, follow these instructions:

  • Log in to
  • Navigate to Parent Financial Information, enter Parent FSA ID.
  • Choose "Link to IRS."
  • New for 2018-2019: Once on the IRS DRT website, you and your parents (if applicable) will proceed through the usual authentication process and once authenticated, will be provided a list of all the possible fields from a tax return that could transfer back into the FAFSA form. However, you and parents will NOT be able to view your tax return information on the IRS DRT web page. If you or your parent agrees to transfer your data back into the FAFSA form, you will also not be able to view the transferred income and tax information on the FAFSA web pages. Instead of the transferred information, you will see the words “Transferred from the IRS” in the data entry fields throughout the online FAFSA form and on the Student Aid Report (SAR). The transferred information will still be sent to schools and state grant agencies.
  • When you use IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you will receive a notice from the Internal Revenue Service that your tax data was accessed through the FAFSA website.
  • Navigate to Student Financial Information. Follow similar steps for student tax data.

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The Office of Student Financial Aid provides undergraduate and graduate students with resources about types of financial aid and student employment.

FAFSA School Code: 003863

Questions or for more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid