2019-2020 Financial Aid Document Deadline Dates

 EARLY DECISION I -  due NOVEMBER 15
  • CSS Profile  (Fall 2019/Spring 2020)
  • 2019-2020 FAFSA
  • 2017 Tax Documents uploaded to IDOC
  • Financial Aid notification date:  December 15.
EARLY DECISION II - due JANUARY 15
  • CSS Profile  (Fall 2019/Spring 2020)
  • 2019-2020 FAFSA
  • 2017 Tax Documents uploaded to IDOC
  • Financial Aid notification date:  February 15.
 REGULAR DECISION - due FEBRUARY 1
  • CSS Profile  (Fall 2019/Spring 2020)
  • 2019-2020 FAFSA
  • 2017 Tax Documents uploaded to IDOC
  • Financial Aid notification date:  April 1.
RETURNING & TRANSFER STUDENTS (U.S. Citizens) -  due APRIL 1
  • CSS Profile (Fall 2019/Spring 2020)
  • 2019-2020 FAFSA
  • 2017 Tax Documents uploaded to IDOC
  • Financial Aid notification date:  June 30.

The Financial Aid Applications

CSS Profile

Administered by the College Board, the CSS Profile is an online application for INSTITUTIONAL need-based aid from Franklin & Marshall College. The first application is $25 and reports to additional schools are $16 each. The CSS Profile Overview below will provide helpful tips and resources to assist you with the form. F&M's CSS Profile Code is 2261.

Complete the PROFILE

FAFSA

The FAFSA is an online application for FEDERAL student aid and there is NO FEE to apply. To help you successfully fill out the application, "7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA," created by the talented staff and student employees at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been provided below. Franklin & Marshall's FAFSA School Code is 003265.

Complete the FAFSA

IDOC

The College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) is a secured website and our required method for you to upload all of your tax documents and other supplemental financial aid forms. We encourage you to view the "Your Guide To IDOC" below. It will show you how to navigate and successfully upload your documents via IDOC.

Why We Use IDOC

International Students

F&M is committed to a diverse student body and provides need-based financial assistance to international students. Additional information and deadline dates are provided under the section heading "Yes, I'm Requesting Financial Aid" on the International Student Admission web page.

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

Financial Aid Package Notifications

  • First year and transfer students  who are admitted to Franklin and Marshall College and who qualify for need-based financial aid will receive an aid package letter from the Office of Financial Aid included with their notification from the Office of Admission. The letter outlines each type and amount of offered financial assistance.
  • Returning students will be reviewed for financial aid at the end of the Spring semester, after Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) has been determined. Students must be making SAP in order to receive federal and institutional need-based aid funds. Financial aid notifications will be sent electronically to returning students starting in late June.