Continuing Students

2024-2025 Financial Aid Guide for Returning Students

Are you a returning international student? Visit the International Students page.

Are you a transfer student or are you currently enrolled but applying for aid for the first time? Learn more about how to apply.

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. During the Winter intersession, the Office of Student Financial Services will send an email detailing the documents required for financial aid renewal via email to 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.

Reapplication Deadline

The following documents should be filed by March 1, 2024, to complete your renewal financial aid application for the 2024-25 academic year.

Please be advised that applications received after this date may not be considered for scholarship funds.

First-Time Aid Applicants Currently Enrolled and Transfer Students for Fall 2024

  1. File the following forms:
  • CSS Profile — for institutional need-based scholarship consideration
  • FAFSA — for federal financial aid consideration
  1. Submit your and your parent(s)' signed 2022 Federal Income Tax Returns, with all pages, schedules and W-2 forms via the College Board's IDOC imaging system.

If your parents are divorced or separated, you must also submit a copy of your noncustodial parent's 2022 Federal Income Tax Return, with all pages, schedules and W-2 forms. Once you have submitted your CSS Profile, you will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your tax returns via IDOC. 

You will need to adhere to the same priority filing dates as returning students who are reapplying for assistance.