Financial Aid

Returning Student Financial Aid Application Procedures

Deadlines

Required Steps and Deadlines

Step 1
Complete FAFSA
(March 2)

Step 2
Complete CSS/Profile + IDOC Packet
(April 15)

The financial aid office may request that additional forms be sent directly to the college.

These forms are available at http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/finanaid/students/forms.php


STEP 1: Submit the following electronically:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • This is the only financial aid form required to file for federal and most state financial assistance
  • It is strongly recommended that you process your Federal 2013 tax return before submitting your FAFSA since you may be required to utilize the FAFSA-IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
  • Claremont McKenna College federal school code: 001170
  • Make sure to use your correct Social Security Number on the FAFSA application or it will not be processed in a timely matter

STEP 2: Submit the following as part of your IDOC packet:

CSS PROFILE
  • This form is used in addition to the FAFSA in awarding need based institutional assistance
  • Claremont McKenna College school code: 4054
  • Once submitted, you will receive an email from the College Board with further instructions about the IDOC process.
  • Make sure to use your correct Social Security Number on the CSS PROFILE application or it will not be processed in a timely matter
  • Please visit https://idoc.collegeboard.com to start the process of sending your IDOC packet
  • Your Cover Sheet. Make sure it includes your CSS ID number
  • Copy of Parent(s) 2013 Federal Tax Return or Parent(s) Non-Filer Statement
    • For tax return filers, include all schedules and W-2 forms
    • For non-filers, include all W-2 forms and the 2014-2015 Parent(s) Non-Filer Statement
    • Once the 2013 tax return has been completed, it should be mailed to the College Board IDOC service
  • Copy of Student 2013 Federal Tax Return or Student Non-Filer Statement
    • For tax return filers, include all schedules and W-2 forms
    • For non-filers, include all W-2 forms and the 2014-2015 Student Non-Filer Statement
    • Once the 2013 tax return has been completed, it should be mailed to the College Board IDOC service
  • Signed by parent and student - 2014-2015 Verification Worksheet
  • Business Tax Return (if applicable)
    • Corporate/Partnership Federal Income Tax Return, and K-1 Schedule(s) for any corporation(s) / partnership(s) in which you or your parent(s) have investments.

STEP 3: Once steps 1 & 2 are completed:

Monitor your 2014-15 financial aid status by using NetPartner
  • Link to Net Partner at: https://www.claremontmckenna.edu/NetPartnerStudent/.
  • It is the student's choice to share access to NetPartner with their parents in order to allow them access to your NetPartner account. The Financial Aid Office cannot provide access.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ:
  • All financial aid applicants for 2014-15 must complete their files by the published deadlines dates. If you do not complete the necessary applications and provide all requested documents in a timely manner, we cannot guarantee the availability of college funds.
  • Returning students completing their financial aid files after May 1 will be subject to penalty assessments.
  • Students who did not apply for or did not receive need-based financial aid previously at CMC are not guaranteed they will receive financial aid or be considered for financial aid in the coming academic year. Each year financial aid consideration will be determined based on the availability of funds.