Data Retrieval Tool

​​The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students to transfer data from their federal income tax returns into their FAFSA electronically.

What is the Data Retrieval Tool?

  • ​IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) process will help simplify the verification process if selected.
  • The 2023–24 FAFSA form asks for 2021 tax information.
  • The 2022–23 FAFSA form asks for 2020 tax information.
  • Using the IRS DRT process can reduce errors on your FA​FSA, as well as reduce the amount of requested documents from the Financial Aid Office.
  • When you submit the request, the IRS will confirm your identity.​

Simple steps to transfer tax information to your FAFSA form

Am I eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?

I’m unable to link my tax return. What do I do?
If you are unable to link your taxes to your FAFSA, you may be asked to provide a copy of your Federal tax Return Transcript. How to get an IRS tax return transcript.

I was selected for verification, but I didn’t make enough money to file taxes. What do I do?
If you did not make enough money to file taxes, then you will need to get a non-filing letter from the IRS and submit it to the Financial Aid office.

Information regarding IRS Verification of Non-filing