Financial Aid (Beta)

[to-do: add checkboxes to select colleges, state, school, and year]

Regular Decision, First Year Deadlines and Timeline for Domestic Students


1. Everybody: Fill out the FAFSA (if divorced, custodial parent only)
2. Those with colleges that require CSS: fill out CSS Profile. List of Colleges that Require CSS <https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/prf/PXRemotePartInstitutionServlet/PXRemotePartInstitutionServlet.srv>
3. Those in California: Complete Cal Grants <http://www.calgrants.org/> GPA Verification Form <http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=1177>. Check if your school will submit your verified GPA electronically or whether you need to submit via paper form.
4. Those with colleges that require CSS: fill out IDOC

Other: Princeton: http://www.princeton.edu/admission/financialaid/apply_financial_aid/
Application
Link
Deadline
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Deadline is variable based on college and state. Sometimes funds are allocated on a rolling basis, so sooner is usually better. Before March 2 in California for 2011-2012 see (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm)
CSS (from College Board,consists of Profile and IDOC (tax documents))
https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/prf/index.jsp
College-specific, see below. First Profile, then IDOC is due.
CSS Stanford University
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/finaid/
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/finaid/undergrad/apply/index.html
Profile: February 15, 2011
IDOC: April 1, 2011


Profile:
A pell IDOC
California:




FAFSA is like a bare-bones "Common Application" for financial aid that most Universities require.
CSS is a much more detailed financial aid app from the College Board that many Universities require. It has 2 parts, the Profile, which contains basic information and estimated income, and the IDOC, a report of text documents, which is due later.
Some Universities require supplemental apps in addition to these

5 Tips for Getting Financial Aid for Graduate School

One of the most difficult things you’ll encounter as you attend grad school is being able to finance your way through each semester. By researching information regarding financial aid and funding you can increase your chances of continuing your education without having to worry about recurring debt or loan payments. Follow these 5 tips for getting financial aid for graduate school. see more article >> **Geting financial aid**

All Stanford University Deadlines <http://www.stanford.edu/dept/finaid/undergrad/apply/index.html>


Restrictive
Early Action
Regular Decision
Transfer Applicants
Continuing Students
**CSS PROFILE43**
(College Scholarship Service)
Apply online: School Code 4704
Noncustodial PROFILE (if applicable)44
November 15,
2010
February 15,
2011
March 15,
2011
April 15,
2011
**FAFSA45**
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Apply online: School Code 001305
March 1,
2011
February 15, 2011
March 15,
2011
April 15,
2011
Tax Documents
Prospective students: Submit 2010 parent federal income tax returns, schedules and W2 forms to IDOC46
Continuing students: Fax 2010 parent W-2 forms to the FAO at 650-725-0540
March 1,
2011
April 1,
2011
April 15,
2011
April 15,
2011
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CANADIAN CITIZENS ||~ ||~ Restrictive
Early Action ||~ Regular Decision ||~ Transfer Applicants ||~ Continuing Students ||
**CSS PROFILE48**
(College Scholarship Service)
Apply online:
School Code 4704 Noncustodial PROFILE (if applicable)49
November 15,
2010
February 15,
2011
March 15,
2011
April 15,
2011
Tax Documents
Prospective students: Submit 2010 parent Canadian tax statements to IDOC 50
Continuing students: Fax 2010 parent earnings statements to the FAO at 650-725-0540
March 1,
2011
April 1,
2011
April 15,
2011
April 15,
2011
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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ||~ ||~ Restrictive
Early Action ||~ Regular Decision ||~ Transfer Applicants ||~ Continuing Students ||
**CSS PROFILE52**
(College Scholarship Service)
Apply online:
School Code 4704
November 15,
2010
February 15,
2011
March 15,
2011
N/A
International Student Certification of Finances53 (PDF)
November 15,
2010
February 15,
2011
March 15,
2011
April 15,
2011
International Student Financial Aid Application
NA
NA
NA
April 15,
2011
Fax completed PDF’s to the FAO at 650-725-0540
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NOTIFICATIONS ||~ ||~ Restrictive
Early Action ||~ Regular Decision ||~ Transfer Applicants ||~ Continuing Students ||
Award letters for on-time applicants will be available starting on:
December 15,
2010
April 1,
2011
May 15,
2011
August 1,
2011
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