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 only.

Please contact us if you have any questions 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 2016 Federal Parent and Student Tax Returns (including any Schedules and W-2s).

First Year (Applicants for Fall 2018 Admission)

Applicant Type Materials Required Filing Deadline
Early Decision I*

FAFSA
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
2016 Business Returns, if applicable* (upload to DeisConnect)
Other documentation as requested (e.g. 16 Federal Income Tax Returns, etc.)

Nov. 15

Early Decision II*

Regular Fall Admission

Fall Admission                                                          

FAFSA
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
2016 Business Returns, if applicable* (upload to DeisConnect)
Jan. 1
International* CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
Documentation of 2016 parent income and assets (upload to DeisConnect)
Jan. 1

Transfer Students / First Year – Spring 2018

Applicant Type Materials Required Filing Deadline
Transfer FAFSA
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (need-based scholarship applicants only)
Parent(s)' 2016 Federal Tax Rtn.
Student's 2016 Federal Tax Rtn.

Nov. 1

Transfer Students / Fall 2018

Applicant Type Materials Required Filing Deadline
Transfer FAFSA
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (need-based scholarship applicants only)
Parent(s)' 2016 Federal Tax Rtn.
Student's 2016 Federal Tax Rtn.
April 1

Returning Domestic Students (18-19 Academic Year)

Applicant Type Materials Required Filing Deadline

Renewal Application
First Time Application

FAFSA
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (need-based scholarship applicants only)
Parent(s)' 2016 Federal Tax Rtn. (only if not already submitted for 17-18)
Student's 2016 Federal Tax Rtn. (only if not already submitted for 17-18)
April 1

Returning International Students (18-19 Academic Year)

Applicant Type Materials Required Filing Deadline

Renewal Application

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and documentation of 2016 parent income (only if not already submitted for 17-18) and assets April 1