The IRS Data Retrieval
Applying for financial aid can be a daunting, challenging, and intimidating process. That’s why the U.S. Department of Education has made it even more confusing… er… easier… well, kinda. If someone you love has a FAFSA that was selected for “verification,” they’ll have to do some more work to show that their information reported on the FAFSA is correct (verification is the U.S. Department of Education’s version of IHRTLUHC). Students and parents can request a tax return transcript (transcript, not a copy of IRS Form 1040) and support the USPS, or they can use the speedy and (hopefully) easy IRS Data Retrieval.
More information about the process and a nice YouTube video help explain the process online at www.lawrence.edu/dept/finaid/forms/verification/#Step1.
—The This Really isn’t This is Lawrence Team