According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) for the FAFSA and studentloans.gov is unavailable due to security concerns. At this time, extra security measures are being implemented and the DRT is expected to be operational by the time the 2018-2019 FAFSA opens in October.
Students and parents will still be able to complete the FAFSA by transferring information manually from their 2015 federal tax returns. Those who do not have a copy of their federal tax returns can request a tax transcript online or through the mail. Review the requirements for secure access carefully before attempting to register.
The University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is available to assist students and families with the FAFSA process. We can be reached by telephone at 801-581-6211 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-in appointments are available – visit our office in Student Services Building, room 105 on the University of Utah campus.