IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL (IRS DRT)

IRS Get Transcript Online Unavailable for New Users

The IRS recently suspended for new users the availability of the Get Transcript Online service which provides an immediate PDF version of a tax transcript. Users who had already established an account with the IRS for using this service are still able to login to the Get Transcript Online service. While there is no estimate for how long the tool may be unavailable to new users, Federal Student Aid (FSA) is in communication with the IRS and understands that they are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. In the meantime, several other methods to obtain a transcript from the IRS, including IRS Get Transcript by Mail, are available as an alternative for those FAFSA applicants needing to obtain an IRS Tax Transcript for use in the verification process for the 2018-2019 award year. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

 

  • 17-18 Cycle Information

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will not be available for the remainder of the 2017-2018 FAFSA processing seasons.   This means that FAFSA applicants will not be able to prefill the answers to certain tax questions by transferring data from their federal tax returns. 

Applicants completing a 2017-2018 application should manually enter 2015 tax information (NOT 2016 TAX INFORMATION).

If necessary, a summary of a 2015 tax return, called a tax return transcript, can be downloaded from the IRS with proper identity verification. Additionally, the "Get Transcript by Mail" option can be accessed online or by calling 1-800-908-9946.

For IRS tax return filers who are selected for verification, in lieu of obtaining an IRS tax return transcript, a signed paper copy of the 2015 IRS tax return will be accepted to verify income and tax data.  This applies to both the 2016-2017 AND 2017-2018 processing and verification cycles.

 

  • 18-19 Cycle Information:

 Beginning October 1, 2017, the IRS DRT will be available for students to use with the 2018-2019 FAFSA application. Additional security and privacy protections have been added to address identity theft concerns. Due to these concerns, tax information transferred from the IRS onto the FAFSA application won't be visible to applicants. Students will see "Transferred from the IRS" in the appropriate fields as shown below:

Screen shot of FAFSA page indicating 'You have successfully transferred your 2016 IRS tax information' and showing three FAFSA questions with 'Transferred from the IRS' next to them.

 

 

 

 

Summer 2018 Financial Aid

Students who expect to start classes on Monday, May 21st (Full Semester, Term 1 and Session 1) should review the information below:

  • May 1: Priority date* for submitting missing documents. Priority consideration of financial aid resources are given to students who apply ON-TIME.  After the deadline, financial aid awards will continue to be made, but all funding sources may not be available.
  • May 7:     Consortium Agreement Deadline
  • May 27:    Book Voucher Deadline
  • May 17:    Last day to register for Term 1 and/or Session 1 classes
  • May 18:   Courses dropped for non-payment.  If anticipated aid is not reflected on student billing account, alternate methods of payment must be established. Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • May 21: Full Semester, Term 1 and Session 1 classes begin 
  • June 18-22: For students with a semester start date of Monday, May 21st (Full Semester, Term 1 and Session 1), financial aid disbursements will begin after confirmation of attendance.  Please note that refunds of financial aid will be issued 5-10 business days after this date.

Students who expect to start classes on Monday, June 25th (Term 2) should review the information below:

  • May 1: Priority date* for submitting missing documents. Priority consideration of financial aid resources are given to students who apply ON-TIME.  After the deadline, financial aid awards will continue to be made, but all funding sources may not be available.
  • May 7:  Consortium Agreement Deadline
  • July 1:  Book Voucher Deadline
  • June 21:   Last day to register for Term 2.
  • June 22:   Courses dropped for non-payment.  If anticipated aid is not reflected on student billing account, alternate methods of payment must be established.  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • June 25:  T2 classes begin
  • July 23-27: For students with a semester start date of Monday, June 25th (T2 and Session 2), financial aid disbursements will begin after confirmation of attendance.  Please note that refunds of financial aid will be issued 5-10 business days after this date.

Students who expect to start classes on Monday, July 2nd (Session2) should review the information below:

  • May 1: Priority date* for submitting missing documents. Priority consideration of financial aid resources are given to students who apply ON-TIME.  After the deadline, financial aid awards will continue to be made, but all funding sources may not be available.
  • July 8:  Book Voucher Deadline for students with a S2 start date.
  • June 28:  Last day to register for S2 classes.
  • June 29:  S2 courses dropped for non-payment.  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • July 2:  Session 2 classes begin.
  • July 30-August 3: For students with a semester start date of Monday, July 2nd (S2), financial aid disbursements will begin after confirmation of attendance.  Please note that refunds of financial aid will be issued 5-10 business days after this date.

* If the semester priority processing date is missed, your application will still be accepted and processed, however, we are unable to guarantee that your aid will be posted to your account by the bill due date. You can still take advantage of paying your tuition by utilizing the COSC payment plan in order to meet the College's payment deadline for tuition and fees.

 

 

Fall 2018 Financial Aid

Students who expect to start classes on August 27th (Full Semester, Term 1, and Session 1) should review the information below:

April 1: Priority date* for submitting missing documents. Priority consideration of financial aid resources are given to students who apply ON-TIME.  After the deadline, financial aid awards will continue to be made, but all funding sources may not be available.

  • August 10:  Consortium Agreement Deadline
  • September 2:    Book Voucher Deadline for students with a FS, T1, or S1 start date.
  • August 20:   If anticipated aid is not reflected on your account, alternative methods of payment must be established. 
  • August 23:  Last day to register for FS, T1, and S1 classes.
  • August 24:  FS, T1 and S1 courses dropped for non-payment.  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • September 24: For students with a semester start date of August 27th (FS, T1, and S1), financial aid disbursements will begin after confirmation of attendance.  Please note that refunds of financial aid will be issued 5-10 business days after this date.

Students who expect to start classes on October 8th (Session 2) should review the information below:

  • September 1: Priority date* for submitting missing documents. Priority consideration of financial aid resources are given to students who apply ON-TIME.  After the deadline, financial aid awards will continue to be made, but all funding sources may not be available.
  • October 14:     Book Voucher Deadline for students with a S2 start date.
  • October 1:  If anticipated aid is not reflected on your account, alternative methods of payment must be established. 
  • October 4:  Last day to register for S2 classes.
  • October 5:  S2 courses dropped for non-payment.  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • October 22: For students with a semester start date of October 8th (S2), financial aid disbursements will begin after confirmation of attendance.  Please note that refunds of financial aid will be issued 5-10 business days after this date.

Students who expect to start classes on October 29th (Term 2) or expect to start classes on November 19th (Session 3) should review the information below:

  • September 1: Priority date* for submitting missing documents. Priority consideration of financial aid resources are given to students who apply ON-TIME.  After the deadline, financial aid awards will continue to be made, but all funding sources may not be available.
  • November 4:     Book Voucher Deadline for students with a T2 start date.
  • October 22:  If anticipated aid is not reflected on your account for T2, alternative methods of payment must be established. 
  • October 25:  Last day to register for T2 and S3 classes.
  • October 26:  T2 courses dropped for non-payment.  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • November 11:  If anticipated aid is not reflected on your account for S3 courses, alternative methods of payment must be established. 
  • November 16:  S3 courses dropped for non-payment.  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • November 25:  Book Voucher Deadline for students with a S3 start date.
  • November 19: For students with a semester start date of October 29th (T2), financial aid disbursements will begin after confirmation of attendance.  Please note that refunds of financial aid will be issued 5-10 business days after this date.
  • December 10: For students with a semester start date of November 19th (S3), financial aid disbursements will begin after confirmation of attendance.  Please note that refunds of financial aid will be issued 5-10 business days after this date.

* If the semester priority processing date is missed, your application will still be accepted and processed, however, we are unable to guarantee that your aid will be posted to your account by the bill due date. You can still take advantage of paying your tuition by utilizing the COSC payment plan in order to meet the College's payment deadline for tuition and fees.