IRS Data Retrieval Tool

How do I use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?

You may use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool two weeks after you and/or your parents have electronically filed taxes or eight weeks after you and/or your parents have filed taxes by mail.

Instructions for IRS Data Retrieval on your FAFSA

  1. Log into
  2. Click on “Make FAFSA Corrections”
  3. Click on “Financial Information” tab
  4. Correct “Will File” to “Already Completed”
  5. If you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, click Link to IRS and OK
  6. On the IRS Web site ( enter the requested information and click Submit
  7. Click on the box under the “Transfer My Tax Information into the FAFSA” and then click Transfer Now
  8. You should receive the message “You have successfully transferred your 2011 tax information”
  9. Complete all steps and electronically sign (dependent students must have PIN for themselves as well as for a parent) and Submit your FAFSA
  10. Your FAFSA is successfully submitted once you have received a confirmation number

How can we help you?

If you need further assistance, please visit the our Financial Aid Office.