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Six days after the Internal Revenue Service's data retrieval tool for the federal financial aid system went down, the Department of Education and IRS said Thursday they anticipate the tool will be unavailable for several more weeks.
The IRS decided to temporarily suspend the tool as a precautionary step because of concerns it could be misused by identity thieves.
It would probably also be smart to request a tax transcript...just in case you are selected for verification and cannot link to the DRT.