First-Year Student Deadlines


Forms & Deadlines
Early
Decision I
Early
Decision II
Regular
Decision
Fall
Transfers
Spring
Transfers

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for federal financial aid including grant and loan assistance. If you are applying for federal aid only you do not need to file the PROFILE (see below).

Apr. 15 Apr. 15 Feb. 15 March 1 Nov. 15

College Board 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. 

Noncustodial PROFILE*

Dec. 1 Jan. 1 Feb. 15 March 1 Nov. 15
Federal Tax Forms** (Tax year 2013; all  schedules, W-2s)
Federal tax returns are required if you are applying for institutional need based aid. Tax transcripts or using the FAFSA IRS data retrieval may be required if you are applying for federal aid and we are required to verify information.)
Supplemental Forms***

Submit all forms to IDOC after 2/1.

Dec. 1 Jan. 1 March 1 March 15 Nov. 20

*The Noncustodial PROFILE (NCP) is required from students whose biological or adoptive parents are not married to each other unless the parents are living together. In that case, parents should complete the PROFILE and include both parents' financial information.

**Early Decision applicants who are applying for institutional need-based grants should submit 2012 federal tax returns directly to our office for initial review; to receive a finalized financial aid package, 2013 tax returns must be submitted to the College Board's IDOC service by April 15. Financial aid eligibility may change upon review of 2013 federal tax returns.

*** Supplemental Forms include: Corporate tax returns, if applicable, and verification forms.

Note: The PROFILE and Noncustodial PROFILE (if applicable) must be filed if you are applying for institutional need based aid. You do not need to complete the PROFILE if you are applying for federal financial aid only. The FAFSA must be completed if you are applying for federal financial aid.