FASFA 2023-2024 Information

If you are enrolling in Summer 2024 classes, you'll need to submit a 2023-2024 FAFSA.

The 2024-2025 FAFSA is for students taking classes in Fall 2024 onward. If are are enrolling in classes for Summer 2024 AND Fall 2024, you should complete both the 2023-2024 FAFSA and the 2024-2025 FAFSA. Please ensure that you are completing the correct FAFSA so there are no delays with your federal student aid. 

2023-2024 FAFSA Information:


To file your FAFSA electronically, you'll need to apply for an FSA ID. This FSA ID will authenticate your identity and will be used for numerous federal financial aid processes. If you are a dependent student, who is assumed to have the support of parents, then at least one of your parents will need an FSA ID also. 

Your FSA ID can be used to:

  • Access to FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA on the Web and the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
  • Use the FSA ID as an electronic signature to sign the FAFSA or obtain a copy of your FAFSA information
  • Make online corrections to your FAFSA
  • Review your online loan and grant history on the National Student Loan Data System

IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool provides students and families who file a federal tax return the option of transferring some of the IRS-related data directly to the FAFSA from the IRS database. We encourage you to use this tool within the FAFSA on the Web as a way to better ensure the accuracy of financial aid awards.

More on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

  • Saves you time
  • Improves award accuracy
  • Could reduce the likelihood that your FAFSA will be selected for verification

You must have a valid Social Security Number and FSA PIN to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Students and parents must use the tool separately for their respective income tax returns.

If you meet any of the criteria below, you will not be able to utilize the IRS DRT and, therefore, must manually enter your tax return information.

  • Tax filer's filing status is 'Married Filing Separately'
  • Tax filer's filing status is 'Head of Household'
  • Applicants whose marital status has changed as of January 1
  • Tax filer has filed an amended return
  • Tax filer files a foreign return in lieu of federal return
  • Tax filer files a return for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in lieu of federal return
  • Tax filer recently filed federal return (see below for timing)
  • Applicants who are neither eligible nor required to file a federal tax return

To allow time for data to be available from the IRS, you must wait the appropriate amount of time before being able to use the IRS DRT on the FAFSA. The IRS has suggested the following, based on your tax filing method:

  • Electronic tax filers: allow 3 weeks
  • Paper tax filers: allow 8 weeks

If your FAFSA is selected for federal verification, the requirement for verifying the tax return information can be satisfied by transferring the tax return information directly to your FAFSA using the IRS DRT. Once transferred, any changes made to your information will require you to submit a copy of your federal tax return transcript. Do not send your tax transcript unless you have been selected for verification and you are unable to use the IRS DRT.

Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid about reporting changes in income, instead of making changes to your FAFSA once the IRS DRT has been used.

If you initially filed your FAFSA using estimated tax information or chose not to use the IRS DRT, you can follow the steps below to utilize the IRS DRT three weeks after filing taxes electronically (or eight weeks if filing paper):

  1. Log in to FAFSA
  2. Select ‘Make FAFSA Corrections’
  3. Enter student’s PIN and FAFSA password (created at the time of original filing)
  4. Select the ‘Financial Information’ tab


Parent information is displayed first (if the student is dependent).

  1. Select ‘Already Completed’ from the drop-down box for the question ‘For 20xx, have your parents completed their IRS income tax return or another tax return?’
  2. Answer the filter question
  3. If the parent can answer ‘None of the Above’, the parent must first select which parent they are and then enter his/her FSA PIN to authorize accessing the IRS data.
  4. Select the ‘LINK TO IRS’ button to access the IRS DRT and transfer the tax information to the FAFSA.
  5. Repeat steps 1 – 4 for Student Tax Information (if a tax filer).
  6. Continue selecting the ‘Next’ arrow at the bottom of the page until you reach the ‘Sign & Submit’ page and complete the final steps to submitting correction(s).

The University will receive an updated Student Aid Report to notify us that the IRS DRT was used. For applicants selected for federal verification, this should satisfy the IRS tax documentation requirement.