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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.

 

 

 

 

Fall 2017 Financial Aid

Students who expect to start classes on August 28th (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 11:     Consortium Agreement Deadline
  • August 21:   If anticipated aid is not reflected on your account, alternative methods of payment must be established. 
  • August 24:  Last day to register for FS, T1, and S1 classes.
  • August 25:  FS, T1 and S1 courses dropped for non-payment.  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • September 3:    Book Voucher Deadline for students with a FS, T1, or S1 start date.
  • September 18: For students with a semester start date of August 28th (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 30th (Term 2) or expect to start classes on November 20th (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.
  • October 23:  If anticipated aid is not reflected on your account, alternative methods of payment must be established. 
  • October 26:  Last day to register for T2 and S3 classes.
  • October 27:  T2 courses dropped for non-payment.  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • November 5:     Book Voucher Deadline for students with a T2 start date.
  • November 17:  S3 courses dropped for non-payment.  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • November 26:  Book Voucher Deadline for students with a S3 start date.
  • November 20: For students with a semester start date of October 30th (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 4: For students with a semester start date of November 20th (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.

Students who expect to start classes on October 9th (Session2) 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 2:  If anticipated aid is not reflected on your account, alternative methods of payment must be established. 
  • October 5:  Last day to register for S2 classes.
  • October 15:     Book Voucher Deadline for students with a S2 start date.
  • October 6:  S2 courses dropped for non-payment.  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • October 23: For students with a semester start date of October 9th (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.

Spring 2018 Financial Aid

Students who expect to start classes on January 16th (Full Semester, Term 1, and Session 1) should review the information below:

  • December 18: 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.
  • January 4 : Consortium Agreement Deadline
  • January 10: If anticipated aid is not reflected on your account, alternative methods of payment must be established. 
  • January 11:  Last day to register for FS, T1, and S1 classes.
  • January 11:  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • January 12:  FS, T1 and S1 classes dropped for non-payment.
  • January 16:  Full Semester, Term 1, and Session 1 classes start.
  • January 22 :    Book Voucher Deadline
  • February 13: For students with a semester start date of January 16th (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 February 26th (Session 2) should review the information below:

  • January 29: 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.
  • February 21:  If anticipated aid is not reflected on your account, alternative methods of payment must be established. 
  • February 22:  Last day to register for S2 classes.
  • February 22:  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • February 23: S2 classes dropped for non-payment. 
  • February 26:  Session 2 classes start.
  • March 4: Book Voucher Deadline for students with a S2 start date.
  • March 20: For students with a semester start date of February 26th (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 March 19th (Term 2), should review the information below:

  • February 19: 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.
  • March 14: If anticipated aid is not reflected on your account, alternative methods of payment must be established for T2 classes. 
  • March 15:  Last day to register for T2 classes.
  • March 15:  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credit.
  • March 16:  T2 classes dropped for non-payment.
  • March 19:  T2 classes start.
  • March 25:     Book Voucher Deadline for T2 students.
  • April 13: For students with a semester start date of March 19th (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.

Students who expect to start classes on April 9th (S3), should review the information below:

  • February 23: 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.
  • March 15:  Last day to register for S3 classes.
  • April 4:  If anticipated aid is not reflected on your account, alternative methods of payment must be established for S3 classes. 
  • April 5:  Noon deadline for payments and letters of credits for S3 classes. 
  • April 6:  S3 classes dropped for non-payment.
  • April 9:  S3 classes start.
  • April 15:  Book Voucher Deadline for S3 classes.
  • April 23: For students with a semester start date of April 9th (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.