Applying for Aid

Restrictive Early Action—U.S. Citizen/Eligible Noncitizens

Printable Checklist for REA—U.S. Citizen/Eligible Noncitizens

Application Requirements 2017–2018


FAFSA and CSS Profile Available

October 1

IDOC Available

November 1

Priority Filing Date

November 15

Award Notification December 15
  • CSS Profile (College Scholarship Service)
    • Apply online using school code 4704
  • Non-Custodial Parent Profile (NCP) (if applicable)
    • If your parents are divorced or separated the parent you live with the most submits the Profile and your other parent submits the online NCP.
    • If you do not have contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition using our secure Document Upload.
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    • Apply online using school code 001305
    • IRS Data Retrieval Tool
      • This process transfers tax information directly to the FAFSA application.
      • If you choose not to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, we may request from you an IRS tax transcript in order to complete your application.
  • IDOC (Institutional Documentation Service)
    • Must first complete the CSS Profile and receive notification from College Board prior to accessing IDOC. College Board will send IDOC notification by email a few business days after completing the CSS Profile. There is no need to send tax documents to Stanford University prior to receiving an IDOC notification.
    • Submit 2015 Parent's federal tax return with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements.  Include personal and corporate partnership tax returns.
    • Submit 2015 Non-custodial parent's federal tax return with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements including personal and corporate partnership tax returns (if applicable). 


 All are required for institutional scholarship consideration. The FAFSA is required for all federal aid programs and some state grant programs. Tax documents are required for consideration for institutional, federal and state aid.

Updated on February 3, 2017 7:21 AM