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Apply for Aid

Applying for financial aid might seem complex, but the Student Financial Services Office has made a distinct effort to simplify and streamline the process. If you and your family have any doubts about financing a Vassar education, then we encourage you to apply. To be considered for financial aid for the 2017-2018 academic year, you must complete the following items by the advertised deadlines:


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) required to determine eligibility for all sources of federal financial aid
  • Vassar code: 002895
  • US Citizens & Permanent Residents ONLY
  • Available after October 1st. For 2017-2018 use 2015 federal tax information
  • Once completed, be sure to review the Student Aid Report (SAR) sent to you by the Department of Education for accuracy. If necessary, correct any errors and resubmit.

CSS Profile required to determine eligibility for Vassar scholarship aid
  • Vassar code: 2956 
  • ALL students - domestic and international
  • Available after October 1st
  • Students whose parents are separated/divorced must also complete the CSS Non-Custodial Parent Profile

College Board IDOC service to submit documentation (i.e. federal tax returns, W-2 forms, etc.) requested as part of the aid application
  • Available late October/early November - must complete CSS Profile first
  • IDOC will email instructions once you become eligible for service
  • Write your name and IDOC ID number on all documents
  • Retain a copy of all documents you submit

For detailed information regarding application requirements and deadlines, please select the appropriate link below.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Nov 15

Early Decision I

Jan 1

Early Decision II

Feb 1

Regular Decision

Mar 15

Fall Transfer

Nov 1

Spring Transfer

May 1

Returning Students