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. Please allow sufficient time to complete all of the required steps. Missing the PROFILE deadline may limit the amount of Bowdoin need-based grant aid.

Note: CSS PROFILE and FAFSA do not open until October 1st for the 2017-2018 application cycle.

U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents

Form Due Dates for 2017-2018 Academic Year

Forms

Early Decision I

Early Decision II

Regular Decision

Transfer Students

Continuing Students

Step 1

2017-2018 CSS PROFILE

Code: 3089

11/15/2016

1/1/2017

2/15/2017

3/1/2017

2/15/2017

Step 2

Noncustodial PROFILE

(if applicable)

11/15/2016

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration

1/1/2017

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration

2/15/2017

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration

3/1/2017

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration

Not Required

Step 3

2017-2018 FAFSA

Code: 002038

11/15/2016

1/1/2017

2/15/2017

3/1/2017

2/15/2017

Step 4

US Income Tax 2015*
IDOC

11/15/2016

1/1/2017

2/15/2017

3/1/2017

2/15/2017

*After the PROFILE is submitted the College Board, through their IDOC service, will send the student instructions on completing 2015 U.S. Income Tax forms and other required documents.

All Other Applicants

(Domestic and International Students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents)

Form Due Dates for 2017-2018 Academic Year

  Forms Early Decision I Early Decision II Regular Decision Transfer Students Continuing Students
Step 1

2017-2018 CSS PROFILE

Code: 3089
11/15/2016 1/1/2017 2/15/2017 3/1/2017 2/15/2017
Step 2

Noncustodial PROFILE

(if applicable)
11/15/2016

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration
1/1/2017

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration
2/15/2017

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration
3/1/2017

Application link sent to student after PROFILE registration
Not Required
Step 3

Income Tax 2015*

11/15/2016
Upon Request
1/1/2017
Upon Request
2/15/2017
Upon Request
3/1/2017
Upon Request
2/15/2017
Upon Request

* Parent/student taxes upon request only.


Important Note: International students who do not receive financial assistance from the College at the time of admission will not be considered for financial aid in subsequent years.