What Is Considered FAFSA Data For Purposes Of Data Sharing?

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This guidance is specific to the 2024-25 award year and later. For 2023-24* award year guidance see AskRegs Q&A, What Is Considered FAFSA Data For Purposes Of Data Sharing?

According to the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) and/or ED's Privacy and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), FAFSA data include the following:

According to the 2023 Federal Student Aid (FSA) Training Conference session B010, Data Use and Considerations Under the FUTURE Act and FAFSA Simplification, FAFSA data no longer includes federal tax information (FTI) received on the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR), defined as the following: 

It is important for financial aid offices to keep this data separate from other data collected from the student to ensure that it is only shared with appropriate individuals or offices and only when allowed, depending on the conditions under which the data are requested or shared. Search the AskRegs Knowledgebase for Q&As specific to the data request.

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