Your decision to invest in a quality education is significant. So is our commitment to making Middlebury affordable.

If you’re admitted to Middlebury, we will meet your full demonstrated financial need. To be considered for financial aid, you first need to complete our forms below by the required deadlines.

If you are applying to Middlebury for the 2021–2022 academic year, please follow these financial aid application requirements. We may request additional items once the review of your application begins. Any subsequent requests for information will be emailed directly to you. It’s important to meet the deadlines listed below and to respond promptly to all additional requests for information.

Middlebury Financial Aid Application Requirements

CSS Profile

If you are a prospective student applying for financial aid, you are required to submit the CSS Profile listing Middlebury College (school code 3526). This application is used to determine your eligibility for need-based Middlebury College grant funding. In situations where a student’s parents are divorced, separated, or never married, the CSS Profile is required to be completed by both biological parents. Keep in mind that both parents use the same College Board website but do not have access to each other’s CSS Profile.

Helpful Tip: Resources to help you complete the profile can be found on the College Board website. Included on the site is the CSS Profile Student Guide, CSS Profile Overview, and CSS Profile Tutorial.

There is a fee to submit the CSS Profile. Some students may be eligible for fee waivers from the College Board. Middlebury relies on the College Board’s determination of eligibility for waivers and does not provide fee waivers. International applicants: Middlebury College does not accept the ISFAA or a paper copy of the CSS Profile as alternatives to submitting the CSS Profile electronically.

Once your CSS Profile is completed and processed, you will receive access to your College Board dashboard and IDOC (see below) for submitting additional documents.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is required for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens and is used to determine your eligibility for all federal student financial aid. Include Middlebury College in the school section (school code 003691) when submitting the application. The FAFSA is filed with information about the student and custodial parent’s household.

Helpful Tip: Information on completing the FAFSA including what to expect, FAFSA help, and next steps can be found on the Federal Student Aid website. You can also review the eligibility requirements for receiving federal aid.

College Board Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC)

You may be required to provide additional documentation to the College Board’s IDOC Service, including institutional forms and relevant tax information. If you are required to submit documents via IDOC, you will be able to view the items missing on your dashboard and will be emailed by the College Board and Middlebury College. The College Board provides a helpful IDOC Overview. Middlebury College utilizes IDOC to provide a safe and secure way to submit sensitive financial information. Please do not email these documents to the Office of Student Financial Services, as data included in email is not secure.   

Application Deadlines for CSS and FAFSA

Early Decision I: November 15

Early Decision II: January 4

Regular Decision: February 1

Transfer Students, Spring 2021: November 15 

Transfer Students, Fall 2021: March 1

Completing the Process

After you receive your estimated financial aid offer, follow these next steps to complete the financial aid application process.

Admitted students who receive an estimated financial aid offer and enroll at Middlebury should submit their documents as follows for the student and parent via IDOC, if they haven’t already done so, in order to receive their final financial aid offer in early summer.

U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens must submit the following:

  • 2019 federal tax returns with all schedules, including business tax returns, if applicable  
  • All 2019 W-2’s, even if you did not file taxes
  • Non-filing Statement (available on IDOC) if you did not or are not required to file taxes
  • Verification Statement (available on IDOC)
  • Any additional information as requested by Middlebury College

Canadian applicants must submit the following:

  • Federal and provincial tax forms and T-4s
  • Any additional information as requested by Middlebury College

International applicants must submit the following:

  • Generally, income information was provided during the first review of your file. If any additional information is needed, you will receive an email from our office.  

Important Tip: Set up your Middlebury email account and check it regularly. This is the email we will begin to use to communicate with you.

The Office of Student Financial Services will begin notifying students in early summer that their final financial aid offer is available to view in BannerWeb. Final financial aid offers are provided to students after all application requirements have been submitted and the review of their file is complete. The final aid offer will reflect any change due to new information.

Verification

Middlebury verifies the financial aid application of every undergraduate student applying for aid prior to issuing your final financial aid offer. Some students who file the FAFSA are also selected for verification through the FAFSA process, as indicated on your Student Aid Report. 

Middlebury College will collect and process the documentation required to verify the student’s FAFSA information. Students selected for verification on their Student Aid Report are required to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) for student and parent tax information or request an IRS Tax Return Transcript for each tax filer and submit the forms to Middlebury via IDOC. You will not receive your final financial aid offer until all required forms have been submitted and reviewed.