**UPDATE AS OF APRIL 24, 2017** The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows students and parents to transfer tax information directly to the FAFSA, will be unavailable for an extended period of time, based on an announcement from the U.S. Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service.
In the meantime, if you have a requirement for Verification of Tax information, please submit a signed copy of the 2015 Tax Return. This should be signed in ink, and have the student's school (Banner) ID on the return. See updated instructions on our Verification page.
Loan Processing for the 2017/2018 aid year will begin by May 1st. This includes:
receiving and processing Parent PLUS loan applications, Parent PLUS loan credit denials, and Master Promissory Notes.
Until this time, you may still see loan requirements on your AppalNet account.
Please allow a few days for processing and then check your AppalNet after May 5th to see any updates.
If you are planning to attend one or both summer sessions and would like to know what aid you might be eligible for in the summer, we highly encourage you to submit a Summer Sessions Application to tell us which session/s you are planning to attend. This will allow us to review your application and eligibility and offer you aid in the spring. Without the application, it could possibly be after each session starts before you are offered any summer aid.
**We must have your 2016/2017 FAFSA in order for you to complete a Summer 2017 Application**
**The application is available now on your AppalNet account
**The Summer Sessions financial aid application does NOT register you for summer session classes
**Please see our Summer Sessions page
By accepting your financial aid award package, you've agreed to respond to any communications from the Office of Student Financial Aid by:
- checking your ASU e-mail at least twice a week,
- setting your AppalNet preferences to receive announcements from the Office of Student Financial Aid,
- checking your AppalNet announcements at least twice a week,
- reading the Official University News and Announcements for financial aid announcements in The Appalachian,
- reviewing your financial aid data on the web on your AppalNet account, and
- abiding by your financial aid award package terms and conditions.
By following these steps you will be well informed of any financial aid deadlines, special announcements, reminders, and important issues.
If you are a dependent student, you may want to share any financial aid announcements with your parent(s).