Updating a filed fafsa

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Government communication about the email states that this correction submission will result in a more accurate Central Processing System transaction upon which financial aid administrators can determine a student’s eligibility for aid.

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In contrast, it can take up to 10 business days to receive tax return documentation from the IRS after you request it. Transfer your tax information electronically now by following the steps below.

You must correct that on a paper document called the Student Aid Report (SAR).

If you need a paper SAR, you can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center to request one.

Our suspicion is that the FSA sent the email (below) in an effort to encourage more users of DRT, that may have been scared away from using it in the fall because of glitches and fear of the security issues the system had in the spring of 2017, which led to it’s We recommend that you log in to your 2018–19 FAFSA form and transfer your 2016 tax information electronically from the IRS.

If you don’t, you may be required to provide IRS tax return documentation to your school before you can receive financial aid.

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