Requirement: IRS Data Retrieval Tool or Tax Transcript with W2s


Option #1 (Recommended): Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in your FAFSA

(NOTE: For help with the IRS Data Retreival Tool, please call FAFSA at 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). TTY line: 1-800-730-8913)


Option #2: Request a Tax Return Transcript via postal mail ONLINE (Recommended if Data Retrieval Tool does not work)

(NOTE: For help with this, please call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 [Monday-Friday])

Go to www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript and click on "Get Transcript by MAIL." Fill out the requested information and submit. It typically takes 7-10 business days to receive them via postal mail. Return this and all W2's to the financial aid office as soon as possible.


Option #3: Order a Tax Return Transcript AND Wage Transcript by PHONE (Takes 5-7 Business Days To Receive)

Call toll-free 1-800-908-9946 and request a TAX RETURN transcript and WAGE transcript. These will arrive via postal mail. Once received, return the transcripts to the financial aid office as soon as possible.


Option #4: Order a Tax Return Transcript AND Wage Transcript by POSTAL MAIL (Takes Several Business Days To Receive)

(NOTE: For help with this, please call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 [Monday-Friday])

Print IRS Form 4506-T, mail to the appropriate address listed on the form. Be sure to check "Return Transcript" and "Form W-2, Form 1099 series, Form 1098 series, or Form 5498 series transcript." These will arrive via postal mail. Once received, return the transcripts to the financial aid office as soon as possible.