Officials in the Office of Federal Student Aid and the Internal Revenue Service have worked together to develop a process to simplify the steps that families must take each year to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available for online FAFSA submittals and is accessible through the FAFSA website. The retrieval tool allows FAFSA applicants and parents with the ability to transfer their income information from the IRS to the FAFSA.

Please use the Step by Step Instructions for using the Data Retrieval Tool.

Who is not eligible to use the tool?
  • Married couples who file separate tax returns.
  • Applicants whose marital status has changed as of January 1st, 2015.
  • Applicants who are neither eligible nor required to file a 2014 Federal Tax Return.