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Reapplying for Financial Assistance
If you are currently receiving need-based financial assistance from Brandeis University and wish to receive assistance for the next academic year, you must reapply for financial aid.
The reapplication process begins in the spring semester. In February, the Office of Student Financial Services will send a letter detailing the documents required for financial aid renewal to the permanent addresses of all students who are currently receiving any form of need-based assistance.
If you decide to study abroad, it is your responsibility to see that these forms are filed on time. Visit Study Abroad for further information.
The following documents should be filed by April 26, 2013 to complete your renewal financial aid application for the 2013-14 academic year. Please be advised that applications received after this date may not be considered for scholarship funds.
- The Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Federal School Code 002133
(Required for all students who wish to apply for federal or state aid)
This application must be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you filed a FAFSA in 2012-13, an e-mail Renewal Reminder or a PIN mailer from the Department of Education's processor will be sent to you in January. Your electronic Renewal FAFSA will reflect much of the information provided on your 2012-13 FAFSA and will instruct you to provide 2012 income and asset figures.
- CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE/Noncustodial PROFILE - School Code 3092
(Required for all students who wish to be considered for federal, state and institutional financial aid)
This application must be filed online at https://profileonline.collegeboard.com. If your parents are divorced or separated, and Brandeis has required information from your noncustodial parent in previous years, your noncustodial parent must also submit the Noncustodial PROFILE online using the username and pin provided to you upon completion of the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
- Tax Returns
(Required for all students who wish to be considered for institutional financial aid and those selected for verification)
If you received need-based grant or scholarship funds in 2012-13, or if you are selected for Verification as a result of filing your FAFSA, you will need to submit your and/or your parent(s)' signed 2012 Federal Income Tax Returns, with all pages, schedules and W-2 forms. Once you have submitted your CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to submit your tax returns via the College Board Imaging and Documentation Service (IDOC). (If your parents are divorced or separated, you must also submit a copy of your noncustodial parent's 2012 Federal Income Tax Return, with all pages, schedules and W-2 forms.)
Additional information may be required on a case-by-case basis. We will notify you if we need any additional documentation. Please help us by responding as quickly as possible to our requests. Feel free to contact us directly if you need assistance understanding what we need from you.
If you are currently receiving need-based scholarship funds from Brandeis, you will receive an e-mail request from the College Board Imaging and Documentation Service (IDOC) to send the tax returns and, if applicable, the Verification Worksheet to IDOC. Mail these documents to IDOC (College Board, P.O. Box 4017, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864) along with your cover sheet. (For a duplicate cover sheet, go to http://idoc.collegeboard.comor call 305-829-9793.) Electronic images of all materials will be forwarded to Brandeis.
First-Time Aid Applicants Currently Enrolled and
Transfer Students for Fall 2013
1. File the following forms:
You will need to adhere to the same priority filing dates as returning students who are reapplying for assistance.