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.

Deadlines

Click on an Admission Program below to access application instructions and a requirements checklist.

Admission ProgramDeadline
Early Decision 1 Applicants November 15, 2016
Early Decision 2 Applicants January 15, 2017
Regular Decision Applicants February 1, 2017
Spring Transfer (Enrolling Spring 2017) November 1, 2016
Fall Transfer (Enrolling Fall 2017) March 31, 2017


Students that apply to Connecticut College and indicate that they will not be seeking financial assistance will not be eligible to receive Connecticut College grant aid until the student has been enrolled for two semesters at the College.

If an incoming student would like to apply for financial aid after he/she receives their admission letter, they are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss whether we are able to consider their special circumstances.

International students should not expect to receive financial aid during your years at Connecticut College unless you apply for financial aid and are eligible at the time they are admitted. However, if there is a significant change in family circumstances in subsequent years, international students should contact our office to discuss their options and we will determine if a change in their eligibility is appropriate.

 

1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit electronically: www.fafsa.ed.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 2015 tax information into the FAFSA*

2. College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile

Submit electronically: student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile

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 2015 Federal Tax Return and W-2(s)

Submit electronically: idoc.collegeboard.org/idoc

You will need to submit copies of 2015 federal tax returns, including all schedules and W-2(s). The Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) is a service of the CollegeBoard that Connecticut College uses to collect all tax information and supplements associated with applying for financial aid.

After completion of the CSS Profile, you will receive information regarding how to login to IDOC. To submit the required documentation, log in to IDOC and upload your documents electronically (recommended) through your IDOC dashboard.

4. Noncustodial Parent's Profile and 2015 Federal Tax Return and W-2(s) (if applicable)

Submit Noncustodial Profile electronically: student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile

Connecticut College's code number is 3284

Submit tax documentation electronically: idoc.collegeboard.org/idoc

In the case of divorced or separated parents, please submit the information in the same manner as the custodial parent documentation. Electronic submission is recommended to avoid delays. If you choose not to submit electronically and prefer to submit via postal mail, you will find instructions on how to do so on your IDOC dashboard.

5. Business and/or Farm Tax Returns (if applicable)

Submit most recent tax documentation electronically: idoc.collegeboard.org/idoc

If parents operate a business or farm, include a copy of the most recent partnership or corporate tax return with K-1 statements.