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 2018. All figures should be converted to US dollars (USD).

Deadlines to complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile

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

About the FAFSA

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2020-21 will be available on October 1, 2019
  • 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 2020-21 will be based on income information from tax year 2018.

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 process for 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 North Korea 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.

Deposited Students...Next Steps

Admitted First-Year and Transfer Students who decide to enroll

US tax filers: most students have already uploaded the following items to the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Services (IDOC). If you have not uploaded them, then please do so by May 1 via https://idoc.collegeboard.org/idoc/.  All items are required for parents and students (as applicable).

  • 2018 federal tax return with all schedules  
  • 2018 W-2’s, please include all of them even if you did not file taxes.
  • Non-Filing Statement if you did not or are not required to file taxes.  This form is available on IDOC.  
  • Verification Statement.  This form is available on IDOC.

Canadian tax filers: most students have already uploaded the following items to IDOC.  If you have not uploaded them, then please do so by May 1 via https://idoc.collegeboard.org/idoc/.

  • 2018 federal and provincial tax returns
  • 2018 T-4’s

The Federal Processor selects some FAFSA filers for a process called verification. Your SAR (Student Aid Report) will indicate if your FAFSA has been selected for verification. If you provided a valid e-mail address on your FAFSA, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access an online copy of your SAR.

If selected for verification, Middlebury College is required to collect additional documentation to check the accuracy of the FAFSA information. We cannot finalize your financial aid award until verification is complete.

If selected for verification, in additional to items listed above, you must also:

  • Complete the IRS Data Retrieval (DRT) process from within the FAFSA

OR

If our office has questions or needs additional information in order to finalize your financial aid award, we will reach out to the student by email.

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