If you are a student who receives financial aid from Middlebury, you will need to reapply each academic year. 

As a returning student, you will need to reapply for financial aid by April 1. The Office of Student Financial Services will begin to release returning student financial aid offers in June and will continue into July. You will not receive your financial aid offer until all requested information has been provided. Middlebury verifies the financial aid application of every undergraduate student applying for aid.

Application Deadline

The financial aid application deadline for returning students is April 1.

Application Requirements

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

  • College Board CSS Profile
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available October 1
  • After completing the CSS Profile, submit the information below as requested via College Board IDOC
    • Parent 2020 federal tax returns with all schedules, including business tax returns if applicable  
    • All parent 2020 W-2’s, even if they did not file taxes
    • Parent Non-Filing Statement (available on IDOC) if your parent did not or is not required to file taxes
    • Verification Worksheet (available on IDOC) if your FAFSA is selected for federal verification
    • Any additional information as requested by Middlebury College

Canadian applicants must complete the following:

International applicants must complete the following:

About the FAFSA

  • The FAFSA is free - there is no cost to submit the FAFSA
  • Middlebury’s FAFSA School Code is 003691
  • Required for federal financial aid 
  • Use 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 2022-23 is based on income information from tax year 2020
  • You must meet certain requirements to qualify for federal student aid

About the College Board CSS Profile

  • There is a fee to submit the CSS Profile if you do not qualify for a Fee Waiver directly from the College Board
  • Middlebury’s CSS Profile School code is 3526
  • Required for institutional need-based aid
  • Middlebury does not accept the ISFAA form or a paper copy of the CSS Profile

About College Board IDOC

  • Use IDOC to submit tax information and other required documents, after you have submitted your CSS Profile
  • College Board provides a helpful IDOC Overview 
  • Middlebury College uses IDOC for a secure way to submit sensitive financial information
  • Do not email documents requested via IDOC to the Office of Student Financial Services, as data included in email is not secure

Federal Verification

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 are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when completing their FAFSA to ensure accurate data and streamline the verification process. Students and parents who do not or cannot use the IRS DRT and are selected for verification on their FAFSA are required to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript for each tax filer and submit the forms to Middlebury via IDOC. You will not receive your financial aid offer until all required forms have been submitted and reviewed.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

All students receiving federal financial aid are required to maintain 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 time frame. As long as you meet the academic standards expected of all Middlebury students, you will remain eligible to receive financial aid.