*For the 2017-2018 academic year, as of April 25, 2017, the Office of Financial Aid will accept a signed copy of your IRS 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ in place of a Tax Return Transcript.*
*For the 2018-2019 academic year, please follow the steps below to obtain an IRS Tax Return Transcript.*
The best way to verify income and to satisfy the IRS tax transcript requirement is by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool that is part of FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov.
It takes up to two weeks for IRS income information to be available for the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for electronic IRS tax return filers, and up to eight weeks for paper IRS tax return filers. If you need more information about when, or how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool contact the WSU Office of Financial Aid.
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is unavailable for the 2017-2018 FAFSA at this time. We regret any inconvenience. To fill out a 2017-2018 FAFSA, you can manually input your 2015 tax information.
FSA ID Reminder: Login to the FAFSA with your FSA ID only if you are the student. Parents: Refer to Help, Trending Questions if you’re helping your student fill out the FAFSA.
If you are unable or choose not to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in FAFSA on the Web:
You will need your Social Security Number, date of birth, and the address on file with the IRS (normally this will be the address used when your IRS tax return was filed).