Student Aid Forms and Required Documents

Here are some links to standard forms and required documents for your convenience.  Review the Student Aid 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.

Student Aid Deadlines Table

CSS PROFILE  (Available Now for 2015-2016)

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. *Electronic upload of documents is NEW this year!

General Student and Parent Loan Application and Information

Please read through this document to understand how our loan process works and to familiarize yourself with changes in the process.  The links for current loan application materials and Bowdoin Loan Surveys may be found on the final page of this guide.

The Bursar's Office telephone number is (207) 725-3249.

Student Account Payment Worksheet

Online Billing System and Tuition Payment Methods

Outside scholarship checks should be mailed directly to the Bursar's Office: 

Bursar's Office
Bowdoin College
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:

U.S. Students

Information regarding the taxability of grants and scholarships for U.S. citizens and permanent residents

Worksheet for Calculating Taxable Grants and Scholarships        

IRS Publication 970

International Students

Information regarding the taxability of grants and scholarships for international students

IRS 2014 Form 1040NR-EZ for nonresidents