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 https://www.irs.gov/ 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 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.
  • 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 submit 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