Application Requirements and Deadlines

In order to simplify the application process, Brandeis requests that entering first year undergraduate applicants initially file only the College Board/Financial Aid PROFILE and the FAFSA.  These forms allow us to estimate an applicant’s eligibility for both Brandeis and federally-funded aid.  However, you may apply for just federal and state aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (https://fafsa.ed.gov) only.

Please contact us at (781) 736-3700 or sfs@brandeis.edu if you have any questions or concerns about filing the PROFILE or FAFSA forms.  Applications received after the stated deadlines will only be considered for grant or scholarship if funds remain available.

* Upon deposit to Brandeis, you will be asked to submit complete 2015 Federal Parent and Student Tax Returns (including any Schedules and W-2s).


Applicant Type
Materials Required
Filing Deadline
First Year (Applicants for Fall 2017 Admission)

Early Decision I*

FAFSA Nov. 15
CSS/Financial Aid
PROFILE
Nov. 15
2015 Business Returns, if applicable* (upload to DeisConnect) Nov. 15

Early Decision II*

Regular Decision
Fall Admission*

FAFSA Jan. 1
CSS/Financial Aid
PROFILE
Jan. 1
2015 Business Returns, if applicable* (upload to DeisConnect) Jan. 1

International*

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE Jan. 1
Documentation of 2015 parent income and assets (upload to DeisConnect) Jan. 1
Transfer Students / First Year - Spring 2017

 
FAFSA Nov. 1
CSS/Financial Aid
PROFILE (need-based scholarship applicants only)
Nov. 1
Parent(s)' 2015 Federal Tax Rtn. Nov. 1
Student's 2015 Federal Tax Rtn. Nov. 1
Returning Domestic Students (17-18 Academic Year)

Renewal Application

First Time Application

FAFSA Apr. 1
CSS/Financial Aid
PROFILE (need-based scholarship applicants only)
Apr. 1
Parent(s)' 2015 Federal Tax Rtn. Apr. 1
Student's 2015 Federal Tax Rtn. Apr. 1
Returning International Students (17-18 Academic Year)
Renewal
Application
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and documentation of 2015 parent income and assets Apr. 1