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Here are the instructions for ordering an IRS Tax Return Transcript, if your FAFSA has been selected for verification, and you are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.


  1. Go to
  2. Under Tools, select "Get a Tax Transcript.”
  3. Choose "Get Transcript by Mail."
  4. Enter the information for the person listed first on your tax return. The information must match what is on the tax return.  Select “Continue.”
  5. Select Type of Transcript as “Tax Return Transcript,” and choose the tax year. (Select the most recent tax year - for example, for the 16-17 FAFSA, select the 2015 tax year.)   It will be mailed to the address on the tax return within 1-2 weeks.
  6. If we are requesting a Parent IRS Tax Transcript, your parent will follow the same steps to request their Tax Return Transcript.
  7. You may also order your tax return transcript by phone or by mail.


Automated Phone System

By Mail or Fax

By Mobile App



  • Enter your  Social Security #
  • Enter the Numbers in your street address
  • Option 2 (Transcript of Tax Return)
  • Enter the year of the return requested

Complete Form 4506T-EZ

 Mail to:    


 Stop 37106

 Fresno, CA 93888

 Fax: (559)456-5876

IRS2Go Mobile App

(Request for Transcript by Mail)

Download on Google Play or App Store

  • Verify your identity
  • Choose “Tax Return Transcript”
  • Enter the year of the return requested



Please retain any original copies mailed to you from the IRS for your records and submit a copy to the Office of Financial Aid.  You may submit this by mail, email, or fax.  Be sure to put your E# and name at the top of each form.

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Contact Information

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Student Services Building East Wing
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6405
Fax: (217) 581-6422

Office Hours

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F

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