Forms and Financial Aid Application Deadlines

It is important that you submit the required application forms on time to guarantee consideration for all financial aid available to Bowdoin students, including grants, student employment and loans. Missing the PROFILE deadline may limit the amount of Bowdoin need-based grant aid.

U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents

Form Due Dates for 2016-2017 Academic Year

Forms Early Decision I Early Decision II Regular Decision Transfer Students Continuing Students
Step 1 2015-2016 CSS PROFILE
Code:3089
11/15/2015 1/1/2016 2/15/2016 3/1/2016 4/15/2016
Step 2 Noncustodial PROFILE
(if applicable)
11/15/2015

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration
1/1/2016

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration
2/15/2016

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration
3/1/2016

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration
Not Required
Step 3 2015-2016 FAFSA
Code 002038
4/15/2016 4/15/2016 4/15/2016 4/15/2016 4/15/2016
Step 4

US Income Tax* - 2014 for Early Decision

(Send directly to Student Aid Office)
11/15/2015 *See explanation below 1/1/2016 *See explanation below      
Step 5 US Income Tax**-2015
IDOC
4/15/2016

(Request sent directly to student from the College Board in early 2016)
4/15/2016

(Request sent directly to student from the College Board in early 2016)
4/15/2016

(Request sent directly to student from the College Board in early 2016)
4/15/2016

(Request sent directly to student from the College Board in early 2016)
4/15/2016

(Request sent directly to student from the College Board in early 2016)

* Early Decision candidates whose parents complete a business tax return (e.g. Schedules C, E, F, Form 1065, Form 1120S, or Form 1120) are required to submit a complete copy of their 2014 U.S. Income Tax directly to the Student Aid Office.
** In February, the College Board, through their IDOC service, will send the student instructions on completing 2015 U.S. Income Tax requirements


International Students (All Non-U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents)

Form Due Dates for 2016-2017 Academic Year

  Early Decision I Early Decision II Regular Decision Transfer Students Continuing Students
Step 1 2015-2016 CSS PROFILE
Apply online: School Code 3089
11/15/2015 1/1/2016 2/15/2016 3/1/2016 4/15/2016
Step 2 Noncustodial PROFILE
(if applicable)
11/15/2015

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration
1/1/2016

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration
2/15/2016

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration
3/1/2016

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration
Not Required
Step 3 Income Tax 2014* 4/15/2016
Upon Request
4/15/2016
Upon Request
4/15/2016
Upon Request
4/15/2016
Upon Request
4/15/2016
Upon Request

* Parent/student taxes upon request only