Important FAFSA Information
The FAFSA links with an IRS database so that students and parents can securely transfer their IRS tax information directly to their FAFSA.
The Hamilton College Financial Aid Office highly recommends that students and parents filing a federal income tax return use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing their individual sections of the FAFSA. Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool saves time and eliminates data entry errors. It also reduces the chances of your application being selected for federal verification. All data retrieval results will be encrypted on your FAFSA in an effort to reduce the chances of compromising sensitive data and reducing the risk of identity theft.