This is a free service! The credit card number or account number from an auto loan, mortgage, or home equity loan requested is for identity verification purposes only.

1.  Go to and click on “Get Your Tax Record”

2.  Click on “Get Transcript Online” and take note of the items listed under “What You Need”

  • You will need a Tax Return Transcript, Not a Tax Account Transcript.

3.  If this is your first time using this system, you’ll have to create an account. Click on “Create Account” and follow the prompts.

  • To register and use this service, you will need: Your SSN, date of birth, filing status and mailing address from your last tax return, access to your personal email account, a credit card number through your bank or account number from an auto loan, mortgage, or home equity loan, a mobile phone with your name on the account.

4.  Check your email to retrieve your confirmation code.

  • If you don’t see an email, check your junk/spam folder.
  • Do not close the IRS window, or you will have to restart the process.
  • Enter your code and click “Continue”.

5.  Continue to enter your personal information.

  • You’ll be asked for basic information such as your SSN, filing status and address from your last tax return, as well as some validation questions to verify your identity.
  • Your address will need to be exactly as it was on your last tax return. You will need to look at your last tax return for this information.
  • We recommend creating a User ID and Password so you can easily login in future years.
  • To complete your profile, you’ll need to choose an identifying phrase and picture, secret questions and you User ID and password.
  • Once your profile has been successfully created, click “Continue”.
6.  Choose “Higher Education/Student Aid’ from the drop-down box for reason you need a transcript. Then click “Go”.
7.  Click on the year you are requesting in the “Return Transcript” section.
  • We use the prior, prior year for your FAFSA IRS tax information (ex. 2019-2020 FAFSA will use 2017 IRS tax information).

8.  Save your transcript.

  • Your transcript will appear as a PDF file.
  • If no transcript appears, you may need to turn off your pop-up blocker for this website page.
  • Save your transcript and submit to Financial Aid.

Please return form and any documentation to our office using one of the following:

  • Bring in your documents to our office, McFarland 219, during business hours.
  • Fax your documents to our secure fax machine at 701-845-7545.
  • Mail your documents to our office at
Valley City State University
Financial Aid
101 College St. SW
Valley City, ND 58072