This is a message from the Shippensburg University Financial Aid Office
Students can fill out the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 academic year at fafsa.gov.
When students file, the form will ask for 2018 tax information. Since those taxes should have been completed by April 15, 2019, students will have the ability to use the “IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL” through the FAFSA. This is a process in which students can electronically “link” the tax data directly from the IRS right into the FAFSA form. This will alleviate possible data entry errors when manually submitting the figures from the tax forms manually.
The other benefit will be the lack of further corrections students need to make to update tax information once filed. The hope is that once a student files and links the tax data, the form will be correct, and no further changes will need to be made.
The financial aid office at SU urges all students to file the FAFSA before May 1. By completing the form by May 1, students will also meet the Pennsylvania State Grant deadline.
For the students who are selected for verification, we will email requests for documentation with instructions to complete tasks online at ship.verifymyfafsa.com. Any and all documents must be uploaded to the site by the student or parent. Please do not send forms to the office via mail, fax or email.
For questions or more information contact the SU Financial Aid Office at (717) 477-1131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.