Prospective First-Year and Transfer Students

US citizens and US permanent residents 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

US citizens and permanent residents applying for federal aid must submit the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  This form will be available October 1, 2016.  Middlebury's FAFSA code is 003691.  Once you've completed the FAFSA, the federal government will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR).  Please check all pages for accuracy.

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and transfer the data directly into their FAFSA from the IRS Web site.

If you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, we highly recommend using the tool for several reasons:

  1. It’s the easiest way to provide your tax data.
  2. It’s the best way of ensuring that your FAFSA has accurate tax information.

Please note that for the 2017-2018 academic year, financial aid eligibility will be based on income information from tax year 2015.  This is the result of a change in the federal financial aid process.  For general information about the changes made by the federal government please read What You Need to Know About the 2017-18 FAFSA.  Please refer to the information below for deadlines specific to Middlebury .

Deadlines to complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile

Early Decision INovember 15
Spring TransferNovember 15
Early Decision IIJanuary 1
Regular DecisionFebruary 1
Fall TransferMarch 1

US citizens, US permanent residents, Canadian Citizens

CSS Profile - Available October 1, 2016 Middlebury's CSS code is 3526.

CSS Non-Custodial Parent Profile - If your biological parents are divorced or separated, your non-custodial parent must complete.

International applicants

CSS International Profile

Non-Custodial Parent Statement for Parents Living Abroad - If your biological parents are divorced or separated, your non-custodial parent must complete.

Employer Statements in English - These must be signed by each parent's employer, listing gross income and benefits received between January and December of 2015. All figures should be converted to US dollars (USD).

 The Next Step...

If you are admitted and decide to enroll at Middlebury, please submit the following by May 1:


Middlebury verifies the financial aid application of every undergraduate student applying for aid.  Verification is required by the federal government and compares the information reported on your FAFSA to the information filed on your federal tax returns.

Your taxable income must be verified by using the FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval Tool or by comparing it to an IRS tax transcript.  The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows you and your family to upload data from your filed federal tax returns at the time you complete your FAFSA.  If you choose not to use it, you must manually enter this income information into your FAFSA and submit an IRS tax transcript to our office.  It can take several weeks for the IRS to process transcript requests, which will delay the processing of your financial aid application.  We cannot award your financial aid until verification is complete.

Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC)

When the CSS Profile is complete, you will receive communication from the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) providing you with instructions on how to submit your 2015 federal tax forms and any other supplemental forms that may be required.  Canadian citizens should provide federal and provincial tax forms as well as T-4's. International Students should provide Employer's Statements in English.

IDOC Processing Tips

All documents should be submitted to the College Board as one complete packet and must have an IDOC cover sheet.  Tax returns and the cover sheet must be signed.  All documents should display your IDOC ID number (printed on your cover letter from the College Board).  Duplicate cover letters and cover sheets are available from the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) website.

In the case of divorced or separated parents, you may submit your non-custodial parent tax information along with the remainder of your application materials to the College Board.  Alternatively, you may forward a copy of the IDOC coversheet to your non-custodial parent to be completed and submitted directly to the College Board along with the non-custodial parent 2015 federal tax forms (including all schedules, attachments and W-2 or 1099 forms).


The College Board will electronically store your information in a secure environment and the paper copies will not be retained.

Information Security

Email is easily intercepted and considered an insecure method of communicating personal information. We take the security of your data seriously, therefore, we request you DO NOT SEND Personally Identifiable Information (PII) through email.

All documents must be either uploaded to IDOC, faxed or mailed to Student Financial Services.  We cannot accept these documents via email.

Fax number (802) 443-2065

Mail documents to-

Middlebury College

Student Financial Services

84 South Service Road

Middlebury, VT 05753

Student Financial Services

Service Building
84 South Service Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
P: 802.443.5158
F: 802.443.2065