Smarter, Better, Faster...Financial Aid
Approximately 2 weeks after filing the IRS tax return, students and parents are able to use the IRS Data Retrieval option to transfer tax information within FAFSA on the Web. We strongly encourage you to transfer your tax information when it is requested as you complete your FAFSA online. Download helpful Smarter, Faster, Better Flyer (PDF)
- By using the IRS Data Retrieval option, you significantly lower the chances you are selected for verification which will save you time and expedite the application process.
- If your FAFSA is selected for verification and you use the IRS Data Retrieval option, you will not be required to submit any tax return documentation.
You’re Selected for Verification and Do Not Want to Get a Tax Transcript from the IRS
If you are being asked to submit a Tax Transcript for you and/or your spouse (if married) or parents (if dependent), you can request a Tax Transcript from the IRS (see below) or you can make a correction to your FAFSA and use the IRS Data Retrieval Option. The financial aid office will receive the corrected application and if you made no change to the IRS data, you will not need to submit a Tax Transcript.
If your FAFSA is selected for verification and you choose not to use the IRS Data Retrieval Option or could not use it, you will be required to get a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS. Personal copies of tax returns can no longer be accepted
To request a Tax Transcript, click here.Please note: The financial aid office will not accept a Tax Transcript faxed or emailed from the IRS.For a listing of items needed to complete your financial aid file, go through MySCC portal to WebAdvisor under Financial Aid then select My Documents. Forms are available there or on this website.
Obtaining Documentation from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) That a Tax Return Was Not Filed
To download IRS Form 4506T, click here.
Please note: The financial aid office will not accept a Verification of Nonfiling letter faxed or emailed from the IRS.For a listing of items needed to complete your financial aid file, go through MySCC Portal to WebAdvisor under Financial Aid then select My Documents. Forms are available there or on this website.
- Complete and file your IRS tax return.
- You and your parent (if dependent) should apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov prior to starting FAFSA on the Web so that you can sign the application electronically and transfer IRS tax information from the IRS. (If you already have a PIN, you do not need to get another one.)
- Approximately 2 weeks after filing the IRS tax return, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online using FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov. Simplify the process by using the IRS Data Retrieval when your tax return data is requested-saves you time and expedites the application process.
- The FAFSA must be completed once per year between January and May for the following school year. The school year consists of the fall semester (begins in August), the spring semester (begins in January) and the following summer semester (begins in May).
- SCC's Title IV school code is 003994.
- You do not have to wait for your financial aid award before continuing with your testing, advisement and registration processes. However, to be awarded financial aid you must be admitted to the College. Contact the SCC admissions center.
- Be admitted to the College and complete your financial aid file by the May 1 priority deadline to be considered for all financial aid funds available.
- For additional information see How and When Do I Apply?
- Communication with Students- The majority of communications from the financial aid office will be sent to your SCC email account. You must review your email and announcements regularly through MySCC Portal to ensure you have the latest information about your financial aid status.