Your First Steps 

Franklin & Marshall College welcomes talented students from all economic backgrounds. That is why financial aid at Franklin & Marshall is based solely on need. To apply for need-based financial aid at F&M, you are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service CSS/PROFILE. Once you have completed both forms, you can track the status of your aid online through My Aid.

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA for short, tests the eligibility of a student seeking need-based financial aid from the federal government (grants, loans and work-study). F&M FAFSA Code: 003265

Submit your FAFSA

CSS/PROFILE

The CSS/PROFILE is an aid application that determines whether you qualify for need-based aid from F&M. The PROFILE was created by the College Board and must be completed and submitted online. F&M PROFILE Code: 2261

Submit your Profile

MyAid

After you submit an application for admission and financial aid, you can track your financial aid status via MyAid. It shows the status of your aid documents and any additional requirements you must meet to process your aid.    

Access MyAid

Financial Aid Document Deadline Dates

 

Required  Deadlines

Early Decision I*

Early Decision ​II*

Regular Decision
Returning Students
Transfer
Students
(U.S. Citizens)

PROFILE*  Available 10/01/2016

Nov. 15

Jan. 15

Feb. 1

April 30

April 30

2017-2018 FAFSA * Available 10/01/2016

Nov. 15

Jan. 15

Feb. 1

April 30

April 30

2015 Tax Documents

Nov. 15

Jan. 15

Feb. 1

April 30

April 30

*Click on these links for more information.

Tax Documents include your Federal Tax Return, all W2s and all schedules.  F&M uses the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) for the collection of 2015 federal tax documents. The email from College Board/IDOC will provide you with instructions on how to send your information.

Additional Resources

Still have questions about applying for aid? The following links are for prospective students and parents who are beginning the financial aid application process. 

7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA

A Student's Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an online video to help you complete your FAFSA. Created by our colleagues at the University of California, Santa Barbara , this tutorial provides time-saving tips and explanations guiding you from the beginning to submission of your FAFSA.

Watch Video!

Federal Verification

The Department of Education randomly selects certain FAFSA records for a process called Federal Verification. A selected FAFSA requires additional documentation to confirm financial aid eligibility.

Learn more

Understanding IDOC

IDOC, or Institutional Documentation Service, serves as a clearinghouse for tax documents by allowing families to submit their paperwork to one location instead of separately to each college to which a student has applied.

Learn more