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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Student Financial Assistance

IRS Data Retrieval

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents who filed a federal income tax return to electronically transfer the tax return data directly onto the FAFSA. If both the student and parent filed an individual federal income tax return, be sure to use the data retrieval tool for both tax returns. Contact a FAFSA representative at 800-433-3243 with questions about using this online tool.

Electronic tax filers should allow 2-3 weeks for the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to become available on the FAFSA. Paper filers should allow 8-11 weeks for the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to become available.

  • Go to and click <Start Here>, log in, choose the link "make FAFSA corrections," and enter your password. 
  • Click on the financial information tab or page through to the financial information section.
  • Look for the question at the top of the page that says, "For 2013, have you (or has your parent, if dependent) completed the IRS income tax return or another tax return?"
  • Change the answer from Will File to Already Completed.
  • A box will open up that will allow you to retrieve your tax data straight from the IRS.
  • If you can check "none of the above" you will be asked for either your or your parent's (if dependent) PIN number and will then be redirected to the IRS website. Follow their prompts and the FAFSA will populate automatically with your tax data.
  • You will then be taken to the signature page and asked for your PIN. Note for Dependent students - do not hit submit until after you have completed both the parent and student sections, if required.
  • Resubmit your FAFSA. 


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 Last Modified 9/25/14