On March 9, the U.S. Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service halted the use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, commonly used by students and parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to automatically populate FAFSA fields with federal tax information.
The decision was made due to security concerns, the agencies said in a joint statement (found here). They did not specify when the tool might be functional again.
The FAFSA application remains available online and the U-M Office of Financial Aid makes the following recommendations to U-M students who are applying for aid for 2017-18:
If you have questions about the FAFSA process, contact our office immediately and speak with a financial aid administrator. We want you to receive all of the aid for which you are eligible. Always include your 8-digit UMID when contacting us.