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FAFSA-Direct IRS Link

The Department of Education has been making a effort to simplify the FAFSA process for families. This year the department introduced a technology that eliminated a series of difficult questions from the online application process. In addition, the department presented a trial of a IRS data retrieval tool for FAFSA filers.
It is anticipated that the FAFSA application for the 2011-2012 academic year, available online as of January 1st, will have the IRS Linking service capability. This will eliminate the search for tax return that has served as a pervasive barriers for many families across Columbus and beyond.