Applying for Aid

Five Easy Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Begin the application at fafsa.gov.

*Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) on your FAFSA

Students and parents who have filed their 2016 tax returns with the IRS are asked to use the IRS DRT when completing their 2018-2019 FAFSA online. This is a quick an easy way to transfer information from your federal tax turns directly into your FAFSA.

If you file your FAFSA before your federal tax return information is available, you can go back to your FAFSA and select the IRS Data Retrieval to update your tax information.

Students who are selected for verification but cannot use the IRS DRT will need to submit a copy of your tax return transcript from the IRS. You may request a tax return transcript by:

  • Get Transcript Online Tool at www.irs.gov. Immediate receipt.
  • Phone request from Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-908-9946. Takes 5 – 10 days.
  • IRS2Go Mobile App irs.gov. Takes 5 – 10 days.

Georgia State's Federal School Code for the FAFSA is 001574.