Many Middlebury students receive financial aid. We encourage you to apply for financial aid if you believe that the cost of attendance exceeds what you and your family can contribute. You should apply for aid for your first and any subsequent years at Middlebury.

When you apply for aid, your application and its supporting documents will be carefully reviewed and your financial aid offer will be tailored to your particular financial profile. Your financial aid is renewable for all four undergraduate years, assuming your eligibility continues. You must reapply each year for financial aid. 

Select your school and program below to determine the financial aid application requirements for students who will be enrolled at Middlebury during 2024–2025. We may request additional items from you once we begin to review your application. We will email any subsequent requests for information directly to you. It’s important to meet our deadlines listed below and to respond promptly to all additional requests for information.

Application Deadlines

Your financial aid application deadline will vary depending on your program. Please follow these deadlines to ensure you receive the maximum amount of financial aid and to receive your financial aid offer in a timely manner. Late applications will be considered only as funding allows.

Program Deadline
Middlebury College Prospective Undergraduate Applicants:   
    Early Decision I  November 15*
    Early Decision II January 3*
    Regular Decision February 1*
    Fall Transfer March 1*
    Spring Transfer November 1
*Due to the late release of the new 2024-2025 FAFSA, Middlebury is not requiring the FAFSA until April 1, 2024. Financial Aid Offers will include estimates of federal aid eligibility, based on information provided on the CSS Profile. Check with other schools you may be applying to and your state grant provider, as their FAFSA deadlines may be earlier.  April 1, 2024
Middlebury College Returning Undergraduate Students:   
    Fall/Spring Aid Renewal April 1
    Summer Programs Aid Application Application becomes available in October for most programs. Apply early as funds are limited.
Language Schools Application becomes available November 6. Apply early as funds are limited.
Bread Loaf School of English Application becomes available in October. Apply early as funds are limited.
Museum Studies Application becomes available in October. Apply early as funds are limited.
School of the Environment Application becomes available in October. Apply early as funds are limited.

Applying for Federal Aid Only

The FAFSA is the only form required for degree-seeking students who are applying for federal student aid only and do not wish to be considered for Middlebury need-based grants.

Special or Unusual Circumstances

Students who experience a change in circumstances not reflected on the FAFSA have the opportunity to pursue professional judgment adjustments. Please contact Student Financial Services for assistance in submitting your request, based on your circumstances. 

Students who indicate on the FAFSA that they may qualify for federal financial aid as an independent student will be notified by Student Financial Services of any additional documentation required to make a dependency determination. Students determined independent for federal financial aid funds are not automatically considered independent when calculating financial need for awarding Middlebury funds. Additional requirements and documentation, beyond what is required for federal student aid, must be provided for the College to make an institutional dependency determination.