How to Request an IRS Tax Return Transcript

Beginning with the 2012-2013 award year, students selected for verification will be required to submit a copy of the IRS Federal Tax Return transcript. The Financial Aid Office will no longer accept copies of form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ. Students and parents must obtain an official transcript of their Federal Tax Return from the IRS. How to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript?

  • Request online at
  • Request by calling the IRS at (800) 908-9946
  • Request by mail, by completing form 4506T-EZ from the IRS website

An IRS Tax Return Transcript is required to verify the income reported on the FAFSA. The best way to verify income is by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA. Click here for directions on how to do the IRS Data Retrieval or how to request your IRS Tax Return Transcripts.