STEPS TO APPLY
If possible, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the FAFSA to provide your federal income tax return data. You should also use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to provide your parents’ income tax return data if requested.
You may be required to submit an IRS federal income tax return transcript (IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, etc.). If you receive such a request from our office, there are several ways you can request this document. Most of these methods do not require the payment of a fee.
Online: Go to irs.govto access your IRS Tax Return Transcript online or request for the IRS to mail a transcript to you within 5 to 10 days.
Smartphone app/Phone: Download the free IRS2Go smartphone app and follow the prompts to request a IRS Tax Return Transcript, OR call the IRS Transcript request line at 1.800.908.9946.
IRS Form 4506T-EZ. The IRS will usually mail a paper transcript to the requestor within 5 to 10 days.