Applying for Aid

Incoming Freshman and Transfers

Application Requirements and Priority Filing Dates

The CSS PROFILE for academic year 2016-2017 is available online beginning October 1, 2015. The FAFSA application for academic year 2016-2017 is available online beginning January 1, 2016. Filing earlier than our priority filing dates is not necessary.

The dates listed below apply to the 2016-2017 academic year. Priority filing dates for the 2017-2018 academic year will be published on this page by September 1, 2016.


U.S. CITIZENS & ELIGIBLE NONCITIZENS
Restrictive
Early Action

Regular Decision

Transfer Applicants

CSS PROFILE
(College Scholarship Service)
Apply online: School Code 4704

Noncustodial PROFILE (if applicable)

November 15,
2015

February 15,
2016

March 15,
2016

FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Apply online: School Code 001305

March 1,
2016

February 15, 2016

March 15,
2016

Tax Documents
Submit 2015 parent federal income tax returns, schedules and W2 forms to IDOC

March 1,
2016

April 1,
2016

April 15,
2016

  • FAFSA is required for consideration for all federal financial aid programs and some state grant programs.
  • CSS PROFILE, in addition to the FAFSA, is required for institutional scholarship consideration
  • Tax documents are required for consideration for institutional, federal and state aid.
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CANADIAN CITIZENS*
Restrictive
Early Action

Regular Decision

Transfer Applicants

CSS PROFILE
(College Scholarship Service)
Apply online:
School Code 4704

Noncustodial PROFILE (if applicable)

November 15,
2015

February 15,
2016

March 15,
2016

Tax Documents
Submit 2015 parent Canadian tax statements to IDOC

March 1,
2016

April 1,
2016

April 15,
2016

*Canadian citizens who are applying for aid must indicate this intention on the admission application.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS*
Restrictive
Early Action

Regular Decision

Transfer Applicants

CSS PROFILE
(College Scholarship Service)
Apply online:
School Code 4704

 

November 15,
2015

February 15,
2016

March 15,
2016

International Student Certification of Finances

November 15,
2015

February 15,
2016

March 15,
2016

Fax completed PDF’s to the FAO at 650-725-0540

* International students who are applying for aid must indicate this intention on the admission application.

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NOTIFICATIONS
Restrictive
Early Action

Regular Decision

Transfer Applicants

Award letters for on-time applicants will be available starting on:

December 15,
2015

April 1,
2016

May 15,
2016

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Once you have filed the PROFILE, the College Board will contact you about submitting required documents through the IDOC Service beginning in early February and continuing on a rolling basis.
  • If you report on the PROFILE that your biological or adoptive parents are separated or divorced, the College Board will direct you to have your noncustodial parent complete the Noncustodial PROFILE form online.
  • California residents who apply for a Cal Grant but are denied should submit the letter of rejection from the California Student Aid Commission to the FAO; in some cases, the FAO can appeal the decision.
Updated on June 14, 2016 2:26 PM