Financial Aid for Returning Students
The application deadline for returning
students is May 1 (FAFSA, Online Application and PROFILE, if
it is being completed). All forms can be submitted online and may be accessed
from this site. If supporting documents are required (e.g., verification
materials, copies of tax returns and W-2 forms), they should be provided to us
before the end of May, if possible. We will release financial aid awards to
returning students whose files are complete in late June
(before billing statements are sent).
Returning international students are not required to file new
applications each year.
Dickinson College Online
Financial Aid Application ~ to be completed by the student
This form is
required to determine continued eligibility for institutional grant assistance.
The online application asks for general information, extracurricular
activities, and a family member listing. Completion time is estimated at 10 to
30 minutes, depending on the number of extracurricular activities in which you
participate. Complete by May 1. This application is available from the Student
Forms tab on the Dickinson
Gateway (click on Financial Aid ).
Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA)
File after January 1 but before May 1.
This is Dickinson's deadline. Some state grant deadlines are earlier than this.
See FAFSA instructions for details. Dickinson College's FAFSA code is 003253.
FAFSA is selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, new
processes are now in effect. Our office will send you an email detailing what
information is needed and how to obtain. If you need a copy of the 2013 - 14
Dependent Verification Worksheet, click here.
Independent student, click here.
To learn more about obtaining an IRS tax transcript, click here.
Please contact us if you have
questions or need help.
Federal Direct Loan
If you have a Direct
Loan for the current year, you will not have to complete a new promissory note.
We will determine your maximum eligibility for a Direct Loan and notify you via
your award notice. If you wish to reduce or decline the loan, you should
indicate this on the award notice and return it to
CSS PROFILE Application
whose financial circumstances remain the same as the previous year need only
submit the FAFSA and the Dickinson College Online Financial Aid
Students who have not previously applied for financial aid or
who believe that they will need additional financial assistance should submit
the CSS PROFILE so that we may
assess or reassess their financial need. Signed copies of current year tax
returns are also required.
In some cases, the college may need additional
forms such as the Noncustodial
Parent Statement. If noncustodial parent information is needed, you will be
contacted by the Financial Aid office
Other Financing Options
and Private Alternative Loans typically require a new application each year.
There is no absolute deadline, but applications should be completed by early
July for funds to be on hand at the beginning of the semester.
may also take advantage of a monthly payment option through TMS
(Tuition Management Systems).