All domestic applicants applying for financial aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is used to determine a student's eligibility for federal and state grants, federal loans and federal student employment. If you would like to be considered for the institutional need-based grant program, you will be required to complete the CSS Profile and provide other supporting documentation.
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May 15, 2023
1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Submit electronically: studentaid.gov
Connecticut College's school code number is 001379
This form is required to determine your eligibility for federal and state grants, federal loans and federal student employment.
*We strongly recommend that you use the IRS Data Retrieval tool to import your 2021 tax information into the FAFSA*
2. College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile
Submit electronically: https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/
Connecticut College's code number is 3284
Electronic processing takes approximately 3-5 business days. Be sure to submit in a timely manner so that you do not miss the deadline.
This form is required to determine eligibility for institutional grant aid only. It is not necessary to complete this form if you are only applying for federal and state grant aid, loans and student employment.
3. Signed Parent and Student Federal Tax Return and W-2(s)
Submit 2021 tax documentation to Financial Aid Services Office
You will need to submit copies of 2021 federal tax returns, including all schedules and W-2(s).
*If you are not required to file a 2021 federal tax return, please complete a Non Tax Filer Statement(s) with all applicable W2 Statement(s) from employer(s).
Noncustodial Parent Information
In an effort to reduce the number of items a student needs to provide, we no longer require noncustodial parent information be submitted annually. However, the noncustodial parent has the option of requesting a formal review of his or her current information. Unless you or your noncustodial parent advise us otherwise, Connecticut College will use last year’s application as a basis for determining the 2023-2024 noncustodial contribution. (Note: if the parents divorced or separated since the last time the student applied for aid, we will need the noncustodial parent to complete the CSS Profile Noncustodial Parent Statement and submit their 2021 taxes and W2s to our office. The custodial parent’s information should be used to complete the CSS Profile and FAFSA as outlined above.)
Additional information may be requested during the review of a returning student’s file. Information such as (but not limited to) 2022 tax year information (federal tax return and W2s), most recent business tax information and asset clarification documents may be required. If necessary, Financial Aid Services staff will request this from you directly. Students are encouraged to monitor the status of their financial aid application – specifically outstanding documents – in Self Service on CamelWeb.