Posted Date: January 3, 2019

Author:  Federal Student Aid

Subject: OUTAGE ALERT – IRS DRT Outages on January 6 and 12, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be unavailable on Sunday, January 6, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. Eastern time (ET) and on Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 6 a.m. to Noon ET, as the IRS completes critical system upgrades. During these outage periods, users may access, the myStudentAid mobile app, and However, if an action requires entry of federal tax information, the tax information will need to be provided manually. Applicants may wish to complete the application after the outage is over.

We apologize for the inconvenience these outages may cause and appreciate your patience as the IRS completes these important upgrades.


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