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IRS Temporarily Suspends Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) for FAFSA Completion
3/13/2017 | General

The Internal Revenue Service has temporarily suspended use of the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) which allowed for automated population of some fields on the FAFSA. Completing the FAFSA is still possible but will require extra effort from each applicant. Be sure to use data from your 2015 tax returns. Please note that any student's application that is flagged for verification will be required to submit their tax transcript. It can take up to 10 days for you to receive a copy of your tax transcript. Therefore, HESAA recommends that all students who submit their FAFSA without the aid of the DRT should go ahead and request their 2015 tax return transcript now.

To request your 2015 tax transcript from the IRS, click here.