Financial aid deadlines for U.S. applicants (first-year)

Forms and deadlines Early decision I Early decision II Regular decision
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) November 15 January 4 February 1
CSS Profile
(Required from each parent in cases of divorce or separation.)
November 15 January 4 February 1
Federal tax return all schedules, all W-2s; Include corporate returns if applicable.
Upload federal tax documents to IDOC.
November 15 January 4 February 1
Note: All late applicants will be considered on a “funds available” basis.

Financial aid deadlines for U.S. applicants (transfer and Frances Perkins)

Forms and deadlines Fall transfers Spring transfers
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) March 15 (2022–23 FAFSA) November 1 (2021–22 FAFSA)
CSS Profile
(Required from each parent in cases of divorce or separation.)
March 15 (2022–23 Profile) November 1 (2021–22 Profile)
Federal tax return all schedules, all W-2s. Include corporate returns if applicable.
Upload federal tax documents to IDOC.
March 15 (2021 tax year) November 1 (2020 tax year)

Financial aid deadlines for international applicants (first-year and transfer)

Forms and deadlines Early decision I Early decision II Regular decision Fall transfer (including FPs) Spring transfer (including FPs)
CSS Profile
(Only the CSS Profile filed online is accepted.)
November 15 January 4 January 17 March 15 (2021–22 Profile) November 1 (2021–22 Profile)

Parental tax return

November 15 January 4 January 17 March 15 (2020 tax return) November 1 (2019 tax return)

Submit parental tax returns translated into English. If a return is not filed, provide a letter from parents’ employers attesting to the annual salary. List gross salary and deductions that reduce the gross salary, including taxes and insurance.

Note: All late applicants will be considered on a “funds available” basis.

Financial aid deadlines for current students

Form Deadline
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for federal grant and loan assistance. We suggest that you choose the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when filing your FAFSA. Using the DRT is efficient and reduces errors.
February 15

CSS Profile
The Profile is used to determine eligibility for need-based, institutional financial aid. (If you are applying for federal aid only, you do not need to file the Profile.)

If your biological or adoptive parents are separated, divorced or were never married and do not live together, each of your parents must complete a CSS Profile.

February 15

Federal tax forms and verification documents

Federal tax returns, or non-tax filer statements, and federal W2 forms are required from all current students and their parent(s). Federal tax returns or non-tax filer statements should be uploaded to IDOC — the College Board’s imaging service. If your FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education, additional forms such as the Verification Worksheet will be required and should also be uploaded to IDOC.

Do not email or fax tax documents or documents containing Social Security numbers to our office. Documents should be uploaded to IDOC.

February 15
Sign in to Financial Aid Online to review your requirements.

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The Office of Student Financial Services administers financial aid and student billing.