Returning Students With Previous Application



Please note: On September 14, 2015 President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. Starting with the 2017-2018 cycle, the following changes will be put in place:

  • Students will be able to submit a 2017-2018 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.
  • Parents and Students will be required to report income information from their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.
  • Parents and Students are strongly encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when submitting the 2017-2018 FAFSA. Conflicting data between the two academic years could result in the loss of need-based financial aid for 2016-2017 and required repayment by the student of any disbursed federal and/or state financial aid.
  • Assets are still to be reported as of the date the FAFSA was filed, not previous year data.

2017-2018 Academic Year

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) deadline

If you utilize the DRT, you should not change the data once it is transferred to the FAFSA.

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 001170)

January 15

Verification Worksheet

January 15

Financial Aid Verification Information  Please monitor Net Partner to view any additional documentation that is needed



2017-2018 Academic Year

Dream Act Application deadline (For California residents only)

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 001170)

January 15

Verification Worksheet

January 15

Financial Aid Verification Information  Please monitor Net Partner to view any additional documentation that is needed



2017-2018 Academic Year

Verification Worksheet

January 15

Financial Aid Verification Information

Please monitor Net Partner to view any additional documentation that is needed



Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Claremont McKenna College FAFSA code is: 001170

Date available: October 1

CSS Profile

Claremont McKenna College CSS Profile code is: 4054

Date available: October 1

  • This form is used in addition to the FAFSA in awarding need-based institutional assistance.

  • Review the College Board's instructions for completing the CSS Profile. 

  • Students with divorced/separated parents- Both parents will complete their own CSS Profile application. Each parent will access their CSS Profile with different College Board log-in credentials.

    • To maintain confidentiality, the student and the custodial parent will need to ensure that the noncustodial parent does not know the student's College Board account password.

    • There is no longer a distinct Noncustodial Profile application as in prior years. 

  • Once submitted, you will receive an email from the College Board with further instructions about the IDOC process if you are required to submit an IDOC packet.

  • Make sure to use your correct Social Security Number on the CSS Profile application or it will not be processed in a timely manner.

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2015 federal tax information and other documents through the IDOC service. Upon notification, you must complete the steps listed below:

  • Send your IDOC packet.

  • Include copy of parent(s) 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 2017-2018 Parent(s) Non-Filer Statement.

  • Once the 2015 tax return has been completed, it should be mailed to the College Board IDOC service.

  • Signed by parent and student – 2017-2018 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.

California Dream Act Application

Claremont McKenna College Federal code is: 001170

Date available: October 1

According to the State of California, students may apply for financial aid through the California Dream Act (AB 540) if they meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • They have attended a California high school for at least three years or graduated early from a California high school with the equivalent of three or more years of credit.*

  • They have graduated from a California high school or have passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE), or have obtained a Certificate of General Education Development (GED).

  • They will register or enroll in an accredited and qualifying California college or university.

  • If applicable, they have completed an affidavit to legalize immigration status as soon as they are eligible.

* If you graduated early from high school under this provision, you must have also attended other California schools (elementary and secondary) for a cumulative total of three or more years.

Students meeting all of these requirements should visit the California Dream Act website or contact our office for more information.

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) awards Cal Grants on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. CMC requires all students seeking financial assistance who are also California residents to apply for a Cal Grant. To be considered for a Cal Grant, you must submit a GPA Verification Form that has been certified by a high school or college official no later than March 2 to CSAC. Forms may be obtained at your high school or college.

Students who do not apply for or do not receive need-based financial aid upon admission are not guaranteed they will receive financial aid or be considered for financial aid in future years while enrolled at Claremont McKenna College. Each year financial aid consideration will be determined based on the availability of funds.