Student Aid Forms and Required Documents
Here are some links to standard forms and required documents for your convenience. Review the Student Aid Forms and Deadlines Table for specific requirements and deadlines. Please note that your MyAid Portal is the best way to access official communications from the Student Aid Office and that the forms may all be found on the 'Forms' tab of your MyAid Portal.
CSS PROFILE (Available Now for 2016-2017)
FAFSA (Available January 1, 2016)
IDOC (Available February 2, 2016)
Applicants and renewal financial aid students will receive a link from the College Board to the IDOC service with instructions on how to use IDOC after February 1. Use the IDOC service to submit documents securely, confidentially, and electronically to the Student Aid Office. This includes forms like the Student and Parent Federal Tax documents as well as the Student or Parent Non-Tax Filer Form, Verification Worksheet, and Child Support Paid Form. You can upload documents directly to IDOC or mail them a packet, if you prefer.
In order to complete the loan borrowing process at Bowdoin, you will want to familiarize yourself with the steps for applying for student or parent loans.
- Log onto your MyAid Portal using the link above and review the information provided to initiate a Federal Direct, Perkins, or Direct Parent PLUS loan.
- Then, navigate to the FORMS tab to find loan instructions labeled as ‘Federal Student Loan Instructions’ or ‘Federal Parent Loan Instructions.’
- If after reading the instructions you have additional questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-725-3144.
The Bursar's Office telephone number is (207) 725-3249.
Outside scholarship checks should be mailed directly to the Bursar's Office:
5420 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011-8445
For All Grant and Scholarship Recipients in 2015:
If you received grant and scholarship aid that exceeds the cost of tuition, fees, and books for the calendar year 2015, you may have taxable financial aid that should be included on your U.S. income tax return. Similarly, if you receive any grant or scholarship assistance that is specifically designated for a cost other than tuition, fees, and books, these amounts are taxable. You may also need to include these amounts on your state tax return.
Please see the following documents for more information: