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FAFSA Instructions

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at

  • First-Year Students: February 1st
  • Transfer Students: March 1st

Use Dartmouth's school code: 002573.

IRS Data Retrieval: With just a few simple steps, students and parents who have completed their IRS tax returns will be able to view and transfer tax information to the FAFSA. If you have not completed your tax return when your FAFSA is filed, you can use your PIN to sign back into your FAFSA (at and update the information after your taxes are filed. Applicants using IRS data retrieval are less likely to be selected for further verification in the federal student aid application process. If you and your parents choose not to select IRS Data Retrieval, you may be asked to submit 2013 tax transcripts directly to the Financial Aid Office.


Helpful Hints when filing a FAFSA


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Last Updated: 10/10/13