Submitting Your Tax Data

If a student is selected for 2019-2020 federal or institutional verification, or in the support of a 2019-2020 appeal, LMU Financial Aid may request student or parent federal tax returns. Federal regulations prevent LMU from accepting  copies of a 1040 tax return to complete federal verification, for most cases. Do not send a copy of your tax returns unless specifically requested to do so by our office.

We advise using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to request 2017 tax data for the 2019-2020 FAFSA.  If you are unable to complete the IRS Data Retrieval, you must submit an IRS Tax Transcript.

Detailed information on submitting tax data can be found on the page at left including:

  • Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
  • How to obtain a IRS Tax transcript
  • How to submit tax data when you are not required to file a federal tax return
  • How to complete request if you have filed an extension,
  • been a victim of tax fraud
  • filed an amended tax return

If you have questions about this process, please contact us

Once we have received tax data, it is reviewed and your data PROWL requirement is updated to ‚Äúcomplete."

If additional forms are needed from you, you will receive an email directing you to sign into your PROWL account to view a list of required documents. You can sign into your PROWL account via MYLMU

Submit your information:

If you have questions about this process, please contact us

Please note that it may take up to 5 business days for receipt of these documents to show up on your PROWL account.