Financial Aid

Returning Student Financial Aid Application Procedures

Deadlines

Required Steps and Deadlines

Step 1
Complete FAFSA for federal and state aid eligibility
(March 2)

Complete CSS/Profile for institutional need-based eligibility
(April 15)

Step 2
IDOC Packet
(April 15)

 

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


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 2014 tax return 2 weeks before completing your FAFSA so that you can utilize the FAFSA-IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
  • If you utilize the DRT you should not change the data once it is transferred to the FAFSA
  • Claremont McKenna College federal school code: 001170
CSS PROFILE

This is only required for consideration for institutional need-based 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.

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

  • Please visit IDOC to start the process of sending your IDOC packet
  • New this year: Online family member listing capability & document uploaded functionality
    • Replaces the coversheet when uploading documents
    • Collects family data earlier in the process
    • Once documents are received, expected data validation is completed in 2 – 3 days or less
  • If you mail your packet make sure your cover sheet includes your CSS ID number
  • Signed copy of Parent(s) 2014 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 2015-2016 Parent(s) Non-Filer Statement
    • Once the 2014 tax return has been completed, it should be uploaded to the College Board IDOC service
  • Signed copy of Student 2014 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 2015-2016 Student Non-Filer Statement
    • Once the 2014 tax return has been completed, it should be uploaded to the College Board IDOC service
  • Signed by parent and student - 2015-2016 Verification Worksheet
  • Signed 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 2015-16 financial aid status by using NetPartner
  • Link to Net Partner
    • It is the student's responsibility to share access to NetPartner with their parent(s) in order to allow them access to the NetPartner portal. The Financial Aid Office cannot provide access.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ:
  • All financial aid applicants for 2015-16 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.