Returning Students Renewal Process

Deadlines

DEADLINES FOR U.S CITIZENS / PERMANENT RESIDENTS
2022-2023 Academic Year

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) deadline

If possible, use the IRS DRT for most efficient processing. Do not change the data once it is transferred to the FAFSA.

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 001170)

Priority Deadline: November 15

Final Deadline: January 15

CSS Profile deadline

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

Priority Deadline: November 15

Final Deadline: January 15

If requested, additional information including signed copies of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service

Submit all additional documents within two weeks of the notification.

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

DEADLINES FOR UNDOCUMENTED APPLICANTS
2022-2023 Academic Year

Dream Act Application deadline (For California residents only)

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 001170)

Priority Deadline: November 15

Final Deadline: January 15

CSS Profile deadline

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

Priority Deadline: November 15

Final Deadline: January 15

If requested, additional information including signed copies of your parent and student federal tax return and W2s are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service

Submit all additional documents within two weeks of the notification.

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

DEADLINES FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
2022-2023 Academic Year

CSS Profile deadline

(Claremont McKenna College School Code: 4054)

Priority Deadline: November 15

Final Deadline: January 15

If requested, additional information including signed copies of your parent and student foreign tax return or employer/wage statements are to be submitted to the College Board IDOC service.

Submit all additional documents within two weeks of the notification.

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

International students entering CMC in 2022-23 who applied for financial aid at the time of admission and received a financial aid award will not need to reapply for financial aid in future years at CMC. Financial aid awards for international undergraduate students are only awarded at the time of admission and may not be appealed or reconsidered in future years. Awards may adjust slightly with the annual change in cost of attendance.

Applications/Processes

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Claremont McKenna College FAFSA code is: 001170

Date available: October 1

  • This is the only financial aid form required to file for federal and most states' financial assistance.
  • Complete the FAFSA with 2020 federal income tax information.
  • It is strongly recommended that you utilize the FAFSA-IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
  • Be sure to enter your correct Social Security Number on the FAFSA or it will cause delays.
  • Refer to the infographic below to determine which parent should complete your FAFSA. Visit studentaid.gov for more information on who is your custodial parent.

CSS Profile

Claremont McKenna College CSS Profile code is: 4054

Date available: October 1

  • This application is used in conjunction with the FAFSA in awarding need-based institutional awards.
  • Review the College Board CSS Profile instructions for more information.
  • Students with divorced/separated parents should have each parent 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 additional information.
  • Be sure to enter your correct Social Security Number on the CSS Profile application or it will cause delays.

You will be notified if you are required to upload 2020 federal income tax information or additional information through the College Board IDOC service. Upon notification, you must complete the steps listed below:

  • Log in to IDOC and select the 2022-23 academic year.
  • For tax filers, submit copies of student and parent(s) 2020 Federal Tax Return, including all schedules and W-2 forms.
  • For non-filers, submit a Student/Parent Non-Tax Filer Statement and include all W-2 forms.
  • 2022-2023 Verification Worksheet (must be signed by parent and student)
  • 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 (if applicable).

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:

  • 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.*
  • 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).
  • Register or enroll in an accredited and qualifying California college or university.
  • Completed an affidavit to legalize immigration status as soon as they are eligible (if applicable).

* 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 California Dream Act 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 or be considered for financial aid in future years while enrolled at CMC. Each year financial aid consideration will be determined based on the student’s financial need and the availability of funds.