How to Request a Tax Transcript

By Mail

  • Visit https://www.irs.gov > Get Your Tax Record > Get Transcript by Mail. It takes 5 to 10 calendar days for transcripts to arrive by mail.
    Complete the requested information: Social Security number, date of birth, street address from latest tax return, etc.
  • Under Type of Transcript, select Return Transcript.
  • Under Tax Year it is important to select the year that is required for the appropriate FAFSA.
    • For the 2019-2020 FAFSA, select the Tax Year 2017.
    • For the 2020-2021 FAFSA, select the Tax Year 2018.
  • When you receive the Tax Return Transcript by mail, please keep a copy for your records and  submit a copy to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships with your student ID number written at the top of the document.

Online

  • Visit https://www.irs.gov > Get Your Tax Record > Get Transcript Online.
  • Sign in with your User ID for the IRS. If you do not have a User ID, you must
    create one.
  • Complete the requested identity verification information: Social Security number, date of birth, street address from latest tax return, your personal account number from either a credit card, mortgage, home equity or car loan, and a mobile phone number with your name on the account. If the IRS cannot confirm your identity you will need to request the tax transcript by mail.
  • Under Type of Transcript, select Return Transcript.
  • Under Tax Year it is important to select the year that is required for the appropriate FAFSA.
    • For the 2019-2020 FAFSA select the Tax Year 2017.
    • For the 2020-2021 FAFSA, select the Tax Year 2018.
  • When you receive the Tax Return Transcript by mail, please keep a copy for your records and submit a copy to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships with your student ID number written at the top of the document.
  • If you did not file a federal tax return, you will be able to print an IRS letter than indicates that you did not file. Submit it to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships with your student ID number written at the top of the document.