Due to the partial federal government shutdown, students may experience processing issues with the 2018-19 and 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that require certain database matches. Also, the “Get Tax Transcript” website is unavailable through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and it is unknown at this time when it will be available.    

The shutdown will not affect students with a complete financial aid file. The U.S. Department of Education is fully funded for the 2019 fiscal year.

The Tennessee Board of Regents System Office will continue to monitor the situation and will post information when it is available. Students should work directly with their financial aid office if they have questions about to proceed with their financial aid verification for the spring 2019 term.