Internal Revenue Service and Federal Student Aid issue statement on IRS Data Retrieval Tool

By Beth Ziehmer

March 30, 2017

To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS and FSA announced on March 30 the Data Retrieval Tool on and will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added.

Mapping Your Future recently released a "Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) without the IRS Data Retrieval Tool" flyer to help you communicate with your students and parents about completing the FAFSA.

A PDF version of the flyer is available. Member schools and schools in Sponsored states also can download a customizable version of the flyer in Member Resources within the secure Access Area.

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