IDENTIFICATION AND RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION UNDER PPY FAFSA

Although the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 FAFSAs should be completed using the same 2015 income and tax information, there is the possibility that there might be conflicting information between the two FAFSAs. The most effective way to prevent conflicting information from occurring is for financial aid administrators to urge FAFSA applicants and their parents to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. To help administrators identify applications with potential conflicting information, beginning with the 2017-2018 award year, ISIRS will contain a comment code of 399 indicating conflicting information of prior-prior year data. Take a look at GEN 16-14 for more information about resolving conflicting information on the 2017-2018 Early FAFSA. http://bit.ly/2bH0G9i