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1. CSS/Financial Aid Profile
- The Profile is used to determine eligibility for need based financial aid from Mount Holyoke (school code: 3529). (The 2018-19 Profile required for fall, 2018 transfer applicants; 2017-18 required for spring, 2018 transfer applicants.)
Applying for federal aid only? The PROFILE is not required. See FAFSA, below.
- Noncustodial Parent: A Profile is required from each parent of an applicant 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 one Profile.
- The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for federal financial aid including grant and loan assistance (MHC school code: 002191). (The 2018-19 FAFSA required for fall, 2018 transfers; 2017-18 required for spring, 2018 transfers.)
- IRS Data Retrieval Tool Option (DRT): Student should use the DRT option to directly transfer student and/or parent tax information from the IRS into the FAFSA. Using the DRT is efficient and reduces the chance of errors. If the FAFSA has already been filed but the DRT was not used, students may return to the FAFSA and select the DRT option. (How to complete the FAFSA, including using the DRT.)
3. Federal Tax Returns: Parent and Student
- The federal tax return, all schedules, & all W-2s are required from the parent(s), including the noncustodial parent, if applicable, and the student. Tax returns for any corporations, partnerships or trusts, the parent/student owns are also required (Forms 1041, 1065, 1120, 1120S, K-1). 2016 tax year information is required for fall, 2018 transfer applicants; 2015 tax year information required for spring, 2018 transfer applicants.
- Upload all tax forms to the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service, IDOC. File the Profile first. Transfer students cannot upload documents to IDOC until a few days after the Profile has been filed.