Office of Financial Aid
IRS Data Retrieval Tool Down
As of March 2017, there was a reported outage involving the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Data Retrieval Tool.
The Department of Education is working with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to resolve this issue. In the meantime, the overall process of applying for and receiving financial aid will not be affected. Students are still able to manually enter information from 2015 tax returns into the FAFSA application. It may be necessary for students to request Tax Return Transcripts from the IRS prior to completing the FAFSA so this information is available during the application process.
Changes in FAFSA Completion Cycle
Due to changes announced by the Department of Education, effective with the 2017-18 application cycle, students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. For more information, click here.
The 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 FAFSAs must be completed using 2015 income and tax information. We encourage applicants to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool in the FAFSA application. When there is conflicting tax information, FSW will be notified to resolve the conflicting information. Please follow up with your Financial Aid Specialist if you have any questions. Watch these videos to learn about conflicting tax information.
FAFSA Completion Events Available
Need help completing your FAFSA? Look for a GOT FAFSA? Completion Event at your nearest location. www.fsw.edu/calendar
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One of the biggest hurdles to a college education is money. Navigating the financial aid process, especially for first time applicants can be complicated. Don’t worry, we are here to help and we have many resources to support you.