Financial Aid Office
1200 16th Street
Golden CO 80401
303-384-2252 fax
Verification of 2015 IRS Income Tax Return Information for Student Tax Filers

The Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA website is not working. To complete this verification
requirement, you have two options:

1. Go to and request a Tax Return Transcript online.
2. Go to and request a Tax Return Transcript by mail.

Once you receive the 2015 Tax Return Transcript, email a PDF copy with your student’s CWID
to This requirement must be completed before Financial Aid (grants and
loans) will credit to student accounts. Waiting until fall classes begin to complete this
requirement could result in a delay in processing.

Additional instructions for obtaining a Tax Return Transcript:

Select “Get a tax transcript” under
the Tools section of the homepage Choose how you
would like to get the tax return
transcript, either online or by mail.

The online option will ask for
additional information and not all
tax filers are eligible to receive the return
transcript online.

The by mail option will mail the tax return
transcript to the home address listed on the
original tax return. Mailed transcripts are
typically received in less than 3 weeks.