FAFSA tax information for students

(March 16, 2017) The Student Financial Aid Office at Hagerstown Community College would like to make students aware of an issue with the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid FAFSA process.

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be unavailable for several weeks. Students completing the FAFSA can manually input tax information. (Note: The 2017-18 FAFSA requires 2015 tax info, not 2016.) To input tax information, students should use a copy of their 2015 income tax return. If a copy is not available, students can get one from the tax software used to file or request one from the tax preparer. To request a tax transcript from the IRS, visit www.irs.gov.

For more information regarding student financial aid, contact HCC’s Student Financial Aid Office at 240-500-2473. For more information about the FAFSA, visit https://fafsa.ed.gov.