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International Undergraduate

The University of Rochester is home to over 2,300 international students and scholars from around the globe. More than 100 countries are represented in the University’s international community, making our campuses vibrant and eclectic.

The University is committed to welcoming international students each year who represent cultural and ethnic diversity from a wide variety of countries. We understand that there are numerous factors that may affect a student’s ability to pay for their college education. In some cases, the University will work with students and their families to identify available financial resources to make it possible for the student to attend.

Visit the Admissions website to learn more.

Application Details

Students from Canada and Mexico

The University of Rochester offers need-based financial aid to undergraduate students who are Mexican or Canadian citizens. Canadian and Mexican citizens do not need to complete the FAFSA.

If you were born in the US and are now a Canadian or Mexican citizen, please follow the deadlines for a US Citizen.

Eligible non-citizens

An eligible non-citizen must be a permanent resident of the United States who is legally permitted to live and work in the United States. You may be required to show proof of your status to the Financial Aid Office by providing a copy of your Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551). If you have questions about whether you are considered an eligible non-citizen for financial aid purposes, please contact us.

College Board’s IDOC

In addition to the CSS Profile, some Canadian and Mexican citizens may be required to provide additional documentation to the College Board’s IDOC Service, including institutional forms and relevant tax information.  If you are required to send your application to IDOC, you will be emailed by the College Board.  If another school has requested IDOC information from you and our school determines that we also need that information, we will have access to the documents you’ve submitted in response to the other school’s request.  If we need anything further beyond those items, we’ll reach out via email to let you know.

To ensure that you receive IDOC correspondence, please add collegeboard.org, collegeboard.com, and student-1.com domains to the safe senders list on your email system.

If you have questions regarding the IDOC process, visit the IDOC’s Frequently Asked Questions section on the College Board. You can also check out their IDOC Tutorial or call them at 1 (866) 897-9881. If you have further questions about the IDOC process at Rochester, feel free to contact your financial aid counselor.

CSS Profile

The CSS Profile is used to determine your eligibility for need-based University of Rochester grant funding.

The Profile will be available on October 1, 2019 for the 2020–21 academic year.

Our school code: 2928

Application Deadlines

Early Decision (ED) Students (applying for Fall 2020)

International Students (excluding Canadian and Mexican citizens)

  1. Submit the CSS Profile by November 1, 12:00 am ET.
  2. You will be emailed instructions on completing your financial aid application between May and August.

Applying for Spring 2020

  1. Submit the CSS Profile by December 1, 12:00 am ET.
  2. You will be emailed instructions on completing your financial aid application between May and August.

Regular Decision Students (applying for Fall 2020)

International Students (excluding Canadian and Mexican citizens)

  1. Submit the CSS Profile by January 5, 12:00 am ET.
  2. You will be emailed instructions on completing your financial aid application between March and June.

Canadian and Mexican citizens

  1. Submit the CSS Profile by February 15, 12:00 am ET.
  2. You will be emailed instructions on completing your financial aid application between March and June.

Transfer Students

Applying for the fall semester

  1. Submit the CSS Profile by March 16, 12:00 am ET.
  2. You will be emailed instructions on completing your financial aid application between May and August.

Applying for the spring semester

  1. Submit the CSS Profile by October 1, 12:00 am ET.
  2. You will be emailed instructions on completing your financial aid application between November and December.

Current Undergraduates (Applying for Fall 2020)

This is information for all current undergraduate international students, including Mexican and Canadian citizens.

  1. Application instructions will be emailed to you—make sure your family is aware of these requirements
  2. Submit the CSS Profile by March 16, 12:00 am ET.

Review your FAOnline account to determine what additional application materials are required for the 2020-21 academic year.