Which FAFSA and Tax Data Should You Use?

Student Attends

Do FAFSA for

Can Complete FAFSA

Covers Terms

Use Tax Year Data

7/1/19 – 6/30/20

1920

Oct 1, 2018 through Jun 30, 2020

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Smr 2020

2017

7/1/20 – 6/30/21

2020

Oct 1, 2019 through Jun 30, 2021

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Smr 2021

2018

7/1/21 – 6/30/22

2021

Oct 1, 2020 through Jun 30, 2022

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.