To follow-up to our blog post about the breach of the IRS-DRT tax download tool to FAFSA, we advise everyone to check your financial accounts and credit reporting consistently to watch for fraudulent activity. Online tools are convenient and are usually encrypted to safely transfer personal data, but there can always be exceptions. Here are some websites and advice from https://studentaid.ed.gov to help you:
Reduce Your Risk When Applying for Aid
Apply for federal student aid by filling out the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov.
Report Identity Theft
If you suspect that your student or financial information has been stolen, it is important to act quickly. These offices will help you determine what steps to take depending on your situation:
U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General Fraud Hotline
If you have any questions, please .