Prospective First-Year and Transfer Students

The following applications are required for financial aid consideration:

US citizens and US permanent residents 

Canadian applicants

International applicants

  • College Board CSS Profile
  • Employer Statements in English - College Board IDOC - Must be signed by each parent's employer, listing gross income and benefits received between January and December of 2016. All figures should be converted to US dollars (USD).

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

About the FAFSA

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2018-19 will be available on October 1, 2017
  • Middlebury's FAFSA School Code is 003691
  • We recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) if you are eligible, as it is the easiest and most accurate way of entering your tax data.
  • Financial aid eligibility for 2018-19 will be based on income information from tax year 2016.

About the College Board CSS Profile

  • CSS Profile - School code is 3526
  • CSS Profile (Custodial/HHA)
  • CSS Profile (Noncustodial/HHB)
  • Required for institutional need-based aid
  • Must be submitted by deadline noted above
  • Required from each parent when they are divorced or separated
  • Middlebury College provides no payment fee waivers for the CSS Profile application. We rely on the College Board to determine who automatically qualifies for a waiver during the electronic application submission process. You may find when you complete the payment processfor the Profile that your fees are automatically waived.
  • Our office does not accept the ISFAA form or a paper copy of the CSS Profile to consider international applicants for any financial aid resources at Middlebury College, it is important that you complete the CSS Profile if you wish to be considered for any aid.

Applicants from the countries of Iran, North Korea, and Sudan cannot use the CSS Profile.  Please email us at sfs@middlebury.edu for an alternative solution.  Please be sure to indicate in your email if your parents are divorced, separated, or never married.

The Next Step...

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

Verification

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 2016 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 noncustodial parent 2016 federal tax forms (including all schedules, attachments and W-2 or 1099 forms).

Confidentiality

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
SFS@middlebury.edu