Application Requirements and Deadlines

First Year/Transfer (Applicants for Fall 23-24 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)' 2021 Federal Income Tax Returns, with all pages, schedules, business  returns, W-2s and signatures (upload via IDOC)
-Student's 2021 Signed Federal Income Tax Return

November 1 (Early Decision I)

January 3 (Early Decision II)

Regular Fall Admission

                                                       

- FAFSA - CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
- 2021 Business Returns, if applicable* (upload to DeisConnect)
January 3

Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program

                                                       

- Complete 2023-24 FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid).

- Complete 2023-24 CSS/Profile through College Board.

- Copy of your 2021 Parent and Student Tax Returns, including W2s and Schedules.

- Copy of your U.S. Permanent Resident Visa (Green Card) if not a U.S. citizen.
February 1

Transfer

  FAFSA
- CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (need-based scholarship applicants only)
- Parent(s)' 2021 Federal Income Tax Returns, with all pages, schedules, business  returns, W-2s and signatures (upload via IDOC)
-Student's 2021 Signed Federal Income Tax Return
March 15
International - CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
- Other documents as needed
January 3

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. Students who do not submit a financial aid application before they have been admitted will be placed on a waiting list for grant and scholarship funds. 

* Upon deposit to Brandeis, you will be asked to submit complete 2021 Federal Parent and Student Tax Returns (including any Schedules and W-2s) to verify the data provided on the Profile and FAFSA.

Returning Domestic Students (22-23 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)' 2020 Federal Tax Rtn. (only if not already submitted for 22-23)
- Student's 2020 Federal Tax Rtn. (only if not already submitted for 22-23)
March 1

Returning International Students (22-23 Academic Year)

Applicant Type Materials Required Filing Deadline

Renewal Application

- CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and documentation of 2020 parent income (only if not already submitted for 21-22) and current assets March 1