The “Link to IRS” option, so that students and parents can choose to transfer their 2016 tax and income information from the IRS database into the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), is available again for the 2018-2019 year when completing the newest FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This should make it easier for applicants to transfer and enter the correct data from the correct tax year into the FAFSA. The transfer option is still not available for the 2017-2018 application.
Students and parents may still need to request a Tax Return Transcript for the appropriate tax year at www.irs.gov.
For the 2018-2019 year, if a student or parent did not work or have to file taxes in tax year 2016, you will need to submit a 2016 Statement of Non-Filing Letter from the IRS if requested: this can also be obtained through the IRS website, by phone, by mail, or from a local IRS office.
If you register for Summer 2018 classes, you should see updated awards based on your remaining eligibility for the 2017-2018 year. If you choose to use all or part of your federal Direct Loans for the summer, or need to request additional loan funds, you will need to complete and submit a 2017-2018 Loan Modification Form – available under the “Financial Aid” section of the TigerWeb main page.
The Office of Financial Aid has begun posting awards for the 2018-2019 year. Remember, these awards are tentative and based on full-time enrollment, so your awards could change if your enrollment or eligibility information changes. Awards are being updated daily, so grants, scholarships, and loans could be added to your award package as we approach the Fall 2018 semester. If you choose to use any of your federal Direct Loans, you will be able to accept loan amounts in TigerWeb Self-Service beginning in July.
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