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Complete the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The IRS DRT is an option that the Department of Education and the IRS has made available to students and families who file a federal tax return with the IRS, The IRS DRT allows financial tax return information from the IRS website to be loaded directly into required, corresponding, financial questions on the FAFSA website.

Using the IRS DRT:

  • Saves you time
  • Ensures accuracy of the transferred information

You are eligible to use the IRS DRT:

  • If the information on your/your parent(s) tax return is correct and has not changed
  • As early as two weeks after the IRS has processed your return if you filed electronically
  • Approximately eight weeks after the IRS has processed your return if you mailed your return

You are not eligible to use the IRS DRT if you:

  • Filed an amended tax return
  • Had a change in marital status after the tax return was filed
  • Are a victim of identity theft

Not using the IRS DRT:

  • If you originally submitted your FAFSA and you chose not to use the IRS DRT or it was not available to you at that time, you may still go to and update your FAFSA using the IRS DRT