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Dates and Deadlines

Due to new federal regulations, the financial aid process is starting earlier than ever. We encourage all students to apply early! Online applications become available starting on October 1, 2016.

Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines (October 1 - February 15)


Early Action & Decision for fall 2017 (including all nursing): October 1, 2016 - February 15, 2017

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* after October 1
  • CSS Financial Aid Profile** (Fee based application) after October 1
  •  Parent 2015 federal tax returns including all schedules and W-2s submitted to IDOC*** available starting in mid-November (dependent students only)
  • Student 2015 federal tax returns including all schedules and W-2s submitted to IDOC*** available starting in mid-November

Regular Decision for fall 2017 Incoming Freshmen: October 1, 2016 - March 15, 2017

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* after October 1
  • CSS Financial Aid Profile** (Fee based application) after October 1
  • Parent 2015 federal tax returns including all schedules and W-2s submitted to IDOC*** available starting in mid-November (dependent students only)
  • Student 2015 federal tax returns including all schedules and W-2s submitted to IDOC*** available starting in mid-November

All Returning Students: October 1, 2016 - April 15, 2017

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* after October 1
  • CSS Financial Aid Profile** (Fee based application) after October 1
  • Parent 2015 federal tax returns including all schedules and W-2s submitted to IDOC*** available starting in mid-November (dependent students only)
  • Student 2015 federal tax returns including all schedules and W-2s submitted to IDOC*** available starting in mid-November

Fall 2017 Transfer Students: October 1, 2016 - June 1, 2017 (or within two weeks of application if submitted after June 1)

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* after October 1
  • CSS Financial Aid Profile** (Fee based application) after October 1
  • Parent 2015 federal tax returns including all schedules and W-2s submitted to IDOC*** available starting in mid-November (dependent students only)
  • Student 2015 federal tax returns including all schedules and W-2s submitted to IDOC*** available starting in mid-November

Spring 2018 New & Transfer Students: October 1, 2016 - December 1, 2017 (or within two weeks of application if submitted after December 1)

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* after October 1
  • CSS Financial Aid Profile** (Fee based application) after October 1
  • Parent 2015 federal tax returns including all schedules and W-2s submitted to IDOC*** available starting in mid-November (dependent students only)
  • Student 2015 federal tax returns including all schedules and W-2s submitted to IDOC*** available starting in mid-November


* A complete and valid FAFSA includes parent (dependent students only) and student signatures, any resolved action steps listed on the Student Aid Report (SAR) received after the FAFSA is fully processed, and completion of the verification process. Please refer to your SAR and Saint Anselm College webportal for more information about specific documents needed after submitting the FAFSA.

** A completed CSS PROFILE includes the CSS Non-Custodial Parent Profile (if applicable, for student's whose biological parents are no longer married to each other). Students do not need to complete the CSS Profile if they only wish to obtain federal aid. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to tell us that you do not wish to apply for institutional need-based resources if that is the case.

*** College Board IDOC collects all tax forms from Saint Anselm College families via a secure website. The College Board will send submission instructions through email once IDOC is available to families. Please register with the College Board using a valid email address. There is no cost to submit tax information via IDOC (except postage if you choose to mail the tax information rather than upload an electronic copy).

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