For Domestic Students
The IRS Data Retrieval tool,located in the Financial Information section of the FAFSA, is currently unavailable for the 2017-18 academic year filing period. In preparing to complete the 2017-18 FAFSA, please be sure to have a copy of 2015 Federal Tax Return(s) for you and/or your parent(s) to reference when completing the application. The FAFSA questions that ask for specific figures from the 2015 Federal Tax Return will guide you to enter the correct figure for each question.
We will keep this post updated as more information becomes available.
You are considered a domestic student if ONE of the following is true:
- you are a U.S. citizen or U.S. dual citizen
- your parents live and earn their income in the U.S.
- you reside inside the U.S. and possess Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)status or are undocumented and graduated from a U.S. high school
- CSS/PROFILE (must be submitted before using the IDOC service)
- 2015 Federal Income Tax Returns (all pages), including all W2 and 1099 statements (uploaded via IDOC 24 hours after the CSS/PROFILE form is submitted)
If the student is a U.S. citizen (or an “eligible noncitizen”), in addition to the CSS PROFILE, a FAFSA must be filed as well if the student wishes to apply for federal funds, including the Federal Direct (student) and PLUS (parent) loans.
If the student will be applying for federal funds only, the student may complete only the FAFSA and not the CSS PROFILE.
If your parents are separated or divorced, or if your parents have any interest or involvement in a partnership or corporation, please review the special financial aid application instructions.