Important FAFSA news

Friday, March 10, 2017

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on and is currently unavailable.

While this disruption is happening in the middle of the financial aid season, VSAC strongly encourages Vermont students and families to file the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, as well as the Vermont State Grant.

You can still complete the FAFSA online but it will mean that families must have their 2015 tax return on hand and they will need to enter tax information manually into the online application.

As college acceptances are beginning to pour in, it is imperative that Vermont families are equipped with financial aid information and resources to make smart education decisions. VSAC counselors are on hand to answer questions and provide assistance in filing the FAFSA and the Vermont State Grant by calling 800-642-3177 and selecting option 5.

The Education Department and IRS are acting proactively as a security precaution for students and their families to prevent the possibility of identity theft. Read more here.