Which FAFSA and Tax Data Should You Use?

Academic School Year

Do FAFSA for

Can Complete FAFSA

Covers Terms

Use Tax Year Data

2019-2020

1920

10/1/18 - 6/30/20

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Smr 2020

2017

2020-2021

2021

10/1/19 - 6/30/21

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Smr 2021

2018

2021-2022

2122

10/1/20 - 6/30/22

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Smr 2022

2019

 

Important Reminders:

  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to transfer tax data directly from the IRS to your FAFSA for everyone listed on the FAFSA
  • Using the DRT when completing the FAFSA saves you time, is secure (your data is encrypted), and is the most accurate.
  • Using the DRT reduces the chances of being asked to provide additional IRS documents to the Financial Aid office.
  • To complete the FAFSA, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.