US Department of Education Expands IRS Data Retrieval for 2012/2013
Last year the US Departmentn of Education offered IRS Data Retrieval on a limited basis. For the 2012/2013 academic year, the Department is expending the program to all students who complete the FAFSA on the Web. The IRS Data Retrieval option will be available February 3rd. For those who file their 2011 Federal 1040 via mail, this option will be available 6-8 weeks after you submit your 1040. Those who file their 1040 electronically will be able to use IRSDR within 3 weeks. Check with your financial aid department for their Financial Aid Priority Filing Deadline to determine if you should use FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval.