Federal Student Aid and the IRS formed a great partnership that has made it a lot easier to complete the FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval tool allows users (who are eligible) to automatically pull their tax info into their FAFSA. This has been a great improvement, however, more can be done. Why should users have to provide this information twice? If people are already sending their income info to the IRS, why can't they also automatically route it to Federal Student Aid to be added to their FAFSA without users having to log-in and manually select to use IRS DRT? Yes, the FAFSA asks for more than just income info, but this could be one small improvement that could make a big difference in the difficulty/time it takes to complete the application.
Idea No. 6