Application Requirements and Deadlines

First Year (Applicants for Fall & Spring 21-22 Admission)

Applicant Type Materials Required Filing Deadline
Early Decision I and Early Decision II

FAFSA
- CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (need-based scholarship applicants only)
- Parent(s)' 2019 Federal Income Tax Returns, with all pages, schedules, business  returns, W-2s and signatures (upload via IDOC)
-Student's 2019 Signed Federal Income Tax Return

November 1 (Early Decision I)

January 1 (Early Decision II)

Regular Fall Admission

                                                       

- FAFSA
- CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
- 2019 Business Returns, if applicable* (upload to DeisConnect)
January 1

Regular Spring Admission

  FAFSA
- CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (need-based scholarship applicants only)
- Parent(s)' 2019 Federal Income Tax Returns, with all pages, schedules, business  returns, W-2s and signatures (upload via IDOC)
-Student's 2019 Signed Federal Income Tax Return
November 1
International - CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
- Other documents as needed
January 1

In order to simplify the application process, Brandeis requests that entering first year regular decision 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 2019 Federal Parent and Student Tax Returns (including any Schedules and W-2s) to verify the data provided on the Profile and FAFSA.

First Year/Transfer Students (Applicants for Spring 2021 Admission)

Applicant Type Materials Required Filing Deadline
Transfer --  FAFSA
- CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (need-based scholarship applicants only)
- Parent(s)' 2018 Federal Income Tax Returns, with all pages, schedules, business  returns, W-2s and signatures (upload via IDOC)
-Student's 2018 Signed Federal Income Tax Return
November 1

Returning Domestic Students (20-21 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)' 2018 Federal Tax Rtn. (only if not already submitted for 20-21)
- Student's 2018 Federal Tax Rtn. (only if not already submitted for 20-21)
March 2

Returning International Students (20-21 Academic Year)

Applicant Type Materials Required Filing Deadline

Renewal Application

- CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and documentation of 2018 parent income (only if not already submitted for 19-20) and current assets March 2