The financial aid reapplication process for the 2012-2013 (fall 2012 and spring 2013) has begun. Priority deadline to file FAFSA: May 1, 2012. (Note: students enrolling for the summer of 2012, fall of 2012 and spring of 2013, must complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA form).
New Process: When you complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA, you are able to access IRS tax information and have it automatically transferred onto the FAFSA. This will save you time and reduce errors.
Beginning Feb 1, 2012, the FAFSA will offer IRS tax retrieval for the 2012-2013 year.
You are strongly urged to select the “2011 Tax Retrieval Option” in order to have your correct tax return data transfer to your FAFSA.
After you file your 2011 federal income tax return, please allow two weeks for the IRS to process the return before completing the FAFSA form and retrieving the tax information.
Please note: not all applicants are able to do this – for example: if an amended tax return was filed or an individual is filing separate from his/her spouse. Only eligible applicants will be able to retrieve IRS data – saving time and confusion.
Due to recent regulation changes, the Student Financial Services Office can no longer accept copies of student or parent federal tax returns beginning with the 2012-2013 application year. If you do not successfully transfer the IRS tax information onto your FAFSA, you will be required to provide an official IRS transcript to the Student Financial Services Office instead of a copy of the federal income tax return.
If you have any questions, contact the Student Financial Services Office at 413-565-1301 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org