New FAFSA Information for Returning Students

Will the changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) impact my eligibility for aid?

No. Bowdoin’s commitment to our generous need-based aid program is not changing due to the updates being made to the FAFSA. At Bowdoin the FAFSA is used only to determine eligibility for federal aid. We hope that the FAFSA will be available as expected (December 31, 2023) which is well in advance of our returning student aid application deadline (February 15, 2024). With the changes to the FAFSA some may notice changes in the federal aid they are offered and/or student loan eligibility, but we want to be clear this will not be a determining factor in a family’s ability to pay.

The CSS/PROFILE will be made available on October 1, 2023, as it has in prior years.