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Availability of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA

After being unavailable due to security enhancements and updates, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is now available for the 2018-19 FAFSA with enhanced security features. However, the IRS DRT remains unavailable for the 2017-18 FAFSA so applicants will manually need to enter their 2015 income and tax information into the 2017-18 FAFSA. If your 2015 tax return information is not easily accessible to you, the Internal Revenue Service has published some helpful information about how to obtain this information on their website.

CAESAR Upgrade

CAESAR has been upgraded. When you log in, you will notice that the look and feel have changed, though the functionality remains the same. For more information on this upgrade, please visit the CAESAR Upgrade website.

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