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Why do I need to provide consent?  

The Future Act requires all contributors on the FAFSA to provide consent and approval to have their federal tax information (FTI) retrieved directly from the IRS. Providing consent allows the Department of Education to use each contributor’s name and social security number to match with the IRS so the IRS may share tax information with the Department of Education to determine a student's eligibility for federal student aid. 

What happens if I don't provide consent?  

If any contributor, including the student, does not provide consent on the FAFSA, the student will not be eligible for any federal or state aid. There are no exceptions.

What if I did not work or had a low income and was not required to file taxes?  

Every contributor still needs to provide consent on the FAFSA regardless of whether they filed a tax return. If a contributor did not file the IRS can confirm to Federal Student Aid (FSA) that they did not file taxes. If for some reason the process is not able to retrieve your tax information, you will self-report it on the FAFSA.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO PROVIDING CONSENT AND APPROVAL. If any contributor does not provide it, the student will not receive financial aid.

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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.