IRS Data Retrieval Tool

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Please be advised: the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is unavailable for use on the 2017-2018 FAFSA, but will be available for the 2018-2019 FAFSA. Read more.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) have announced the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added to protect sensitive taxpayer data.

The IRS and the Department of Education recently released a joint statement regarding the outage. Students can still file the FAFSA and apply for financial aid.

If you did file your tax return, you can get your tax return transcript online:

  • Visit
  • Click "Get Transcript Online."
  • Enter your personal information to verify your identity.
  • Be sure to select the appropriate tax year.

For further assistance, read the frequently asked questions about getting a transcript online.

We will continue to provide more information about the IRS DRT as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact your regional Office of Financial Aid.