Do I need to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to complete my FAFSA?

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While not required, if you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, we highly recommend using the tool for several reasons:

If you are ineligible or otherwise choose not to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to retrieve your tax return information, your college may require your or your parents’ (if you are a dependent student) IRS tax return transcript.

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