COVID-19: Essential Information

Returning Undergraduate Applicants

The Financial Aid Application Deadline is April 1st, 2021.  SFS generally starts releasing aid decisions in mid-May.  Awards will continue to go out through the end of June and in to July.

To apply for assistance from Middlebury, you are expected to submit the following each year:

US citizens and US permanent residents

Canadian applicants

International applicants

About the FAFSA

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-22 will be available on October 1, 2020
  • 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 2021-22 will be based on income information from tax year 2019.

About the College Board CSS Profile

  • CSS Profile - School code is 3526
  • Must be submitted by deadline noted above
  • Fee waivers are not available for returning students
  • Our office does not accept the ISFAA form or a paper copy of the CSS Profile
  • It is important that you complete the CSS Profile each year if you wish to be considered for financial aid


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 return 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 return 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)

US citizens, US permanent residents and Canadian citizens who file the CSS Profile will receive communication from the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) providing you with instructions on how to submit your 2018 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.

If you need to mail a packet to IDOC, attach your documents to an IDOC Cover Sheet (available through the IDOC website) and deliver them using one of the methods below:

Courier delivery (FedEx, etc.)
College Board Processing Center
124 Heritage Avenue, Suite #14
Portsmouth, NH 03801

United States Postal Service
College Board Processing Center
P.O. Box 8570
Portsmouth, NH 03802


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

Satisfactory Academic Progress

The Satisfactory Academic Progress policy is in place to ensure that students are completing enough credits each year in order to complete the degree within a reasonable timeframe. As long as you meet the academic standards expected of all Middlebury students, you will remain eligible to receive financial aid.

Student Financial Services

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