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FAFSA Outreach and Awareness Activities         

The Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid will host FAFSA outreach and awareness activities September 25 through October 6. Our focus is on your completion of the 2018-2019 FAFSA and we are ready to help! Our office will be open Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 6 p.m.  and Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to assist you with your FAFSA application and any questions you may have about financial aid. Join us and get a head start on the application process this year! 

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IRS Data Retrieval Tool Unavailable  NEW OPTIONS AVAILABLE! 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: On April 24, 2017, the Department of Education announced new options available to institutions to use for verification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information. The announcement is part of an ongoing effort to provide additional assistance to students and families impacted by the suspension of the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT).

The new options available to institutions are designed to support those applicants who may not have had all of their required tax-related documentation available. They include:

  • IRS Tax Return Filers – In lieu of using the IRS DRT, or obtaining an IRS transcript, institutions may consider a signed paper copy of the 2015 IRS tax return that was used by the tax filer for submission to the IRS as acceptable documentation to verify information provided on the FAFSA
  • Verification of Nonfiling – Institutions are no longer required to collect documentation obtained from the IRS or other tax authorities verifying that the applicant, the applicant’s spouse or the applicant’s parents did not file a 2015 tax return (often referred to as Verification of Nonfiling). Access the Nontax Filer Statement online

The full letter sent to institutions is available: https://ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN1704.html.

Additional details on the IRS DRT are available: Joint IRS/FSA Statement and IRS DRT Resources.


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Outreach Calendar

Check our Outreach Calendar regularly for Chat Tuesday

listings and other outreach events! 


Register for FAFSA Assistance 

September 25 

FAFSA Outreach & Awareness Activities Begin! 

September 26 

Chat Tuesday!   "Before you Begin: FAFSA Prep" 

September 27 

Bill Due Date

October 2-6

FAFSA Awareness Week 

OSFA open until 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

October 6-7 

Fall break; no classes

October 10

Chat Tuesday!  "I Filed My FAFSA, Now What?  

The Financial Aid Process" 

October 10 

Classes resume 8 a.m.

October 10 

Last Day to Withdraw with a W- Undergraduate

October 14 

Graduation Application Deadline for Fall grads

October 24 

Chat Tuesday! "Things to Know Before You Go:

December Graduates Preparation" 


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