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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Applying for Aid

Transfer Students

2018-19 Financial Aid Application Process

Want to apply for need-based financial aid? Follow the steps below. Remember: you're automatically considered for merit scholarships when you apply for admission—no separate application is required.

Requirements to Apply




2018-19 CSS Profile

School code: 4842

Noncustodial Parent Profile

Only needed if your parents are divorced, separated, or were never married.
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Needed to complete the FAFSA

2018-19 Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

School code: 001371

Signed 2016 Parent(s) Tax Returns


Only needed if IRS Data Retrieval was not used to complete the FAFSA. Taxes must be signed. Submit directly to our office.

2016 Parent(s) W-2 Forms


Submit to our office.

*The CSS Profile application—provided through the College Board—is used to determine your eligibility for institutional aid. If you wish to apply for only federal aid (Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Direct loans, and/or the Parent PLUS loan), you just need to submit the FAFSA.

IRS Data Retrieval

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to transfer their tax return information directly into their FAFSA from the IRS website. If data retrieval is used when completing the FAFSA, we will not need a copy of parent tax returns. Review our Guide to Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for step-by-step instructions.

The 2018-19 FAFSA uses 2016 tax information, so most users will be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Parents who are married and filed their 2016 tax return as Married Filing Separately, are married and filed as Head of Household, or filed a Puerto Rican or foreign tax return are not eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.


Some students will be selected for a process called verification. Approximately 30% of financial aid applications are selected for federal verification by the U.S. Department of Education each year. If selected, we must verify that the information you submitted on your financial aid application is true and correct, which means we'll need additional documentation before we can offer you a financial aid award. We'll notify you via email if you've been selected.

When to Expect Your Award Letter

Once all requirements have been submitted, we will send you a financial aid award letter. The earliest you will receive an award letter for the 2018-19 academic year will be in mid-December. Otherwise, you can expect to receive it within 2-3 weeks.