First-Year Student Deadlines 2016-17

Forms & Deadlines
Decision I
Decision II

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for federal financial aid. If applying for federal aid only, the PROFILE is not required.(The 2016-17 FAFSA is available as of 1/1/2016.)

Apr. 15 Apr. 15 Feb. 15

College Board PROFILE 
The PROFILE is used to determine eligibility for Mount Holyoke need based aid. If applying for federal aid only, the PROFILE is not required. 

Noncustodial PROFILE*

Dec. 1 Jan. 1 Feb. 15

2015 Federal Tax Return all schedules, W-2s; Include corporate returns if applicable.
(ED applicants, see below.**)

Upload federal tax documents to IDOC after 2/1/16. (IDOC is not available until 2/1/16)

Dec. 1** Jan. 1** March 1

*The Noncustodial PROFILE is required from students whose biological or adoptive parents are not married to each other unless the parents are living together. In that case, financial information for both parents should be included on the PROFILE.

**Early Decision applicants who are applying for institutional need-based grants should submit the 2014 federal tax return directly to our office for initial review; to receive a finalized financial aid package, the 2015 tax return must be submitted to  IDOC by April 15. Financial aid eligibility may change upon review of the 2015 federal tax return.

Late Applications: We accept late applications however, students whose applications are completed after the deadline may not receive financial aid eligibility information when admission decisions are released.