FAFSA completed. EFC too high for need based aid so only submitting FAFSA to 1 or 2 schools that require it for merit. When we did the FAFSA we did not use the IRS data retrieval tool. But what are the next steps now? Do we need to get a transcript from the IRS for the schools and is this a difficult process? Alternatively, it seems that you can go back and do the IRS data retrieval too, should we just do that?
Also, it seems that some schools have a “FAFSA Priority Deadline”. Will they accept after this deadline if not requesting need based aid?
Thanks for any advice!