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.

Please visit the Admissions website for more information.

Prospective Students

Deadlines:

For students applying for Fall 2018

Priority Deadline What We Need
International students (excluding Canadian and Mexican citizens)
November 1, 12:00 am ET
Submit the CSS Profile. Our school code is 2928. 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, 2017 for the 2018–19 academic year.
Canadian and Mexican citizens
December 1, 12:00 am ET
Submit the CSS Profile. Our school code is 2928. 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, 2017 for the 2018–19 academic year.
May–August You will be emailed instructions on completing your financial aid application over the coming months.

For students applying for Fall 2018

Priority Deadline What We Need
International students (excluding Canadian and Mexican citizens)
January 5, 12:00 am ET
Submit the CSS Profile. Our school code is 2928. 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, 2017 for the 2018–19 academic year.
Canadian and Mexican citizens
February 15, 12:00 am ET
Submit the CSS Profile. Our school code is 2928. 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, 2017 for the 2018–19 academic year.
March–June You will be emailed instructions on completing your financial aid application over the coming months.

Priority Deadline What We Need
March 15, 12:00 am ET
(Applying for Fall 2017)
Submit the CSS Profile. Our school code is 2928. 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, 2017 for the 2018–19 academic year.
October 1, 12:00 am ET
(Applying for Spring 2018)
Submit the CSS Profile. Our school code is 2928. 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, 2017 for the 2018–19 academic year.
May–August You will be emailed instructions on completing your financial aid application over the coming months.


Additional details on our application requirements:

If you are offered loans to help cover the cost of Rochester, we will contact you with detailed information regarding your loans over the summer, including your promissory note and rights and responsibilities. Those requirements are in addition to the ones listed below.

Our school code is 2928. The CSS Profile helps to determine your eligibility for institutional need-based grants.

We participate in the College Board’s IDOC service. Canadian and Mexican citizens who are required to submit their 2016 tax information along with any wage statements as part of their aid application will get an email from the College Board with instructions and deadline information.

If you are unable to submit your 2016 tax information to IDOC by the priority deadline (March 1, 12:00 am ET), submit your CSS Profile by the deadline, using estimates. Submit your 2016 tax information and wage statements to IDOC as soon as you are able. Be sure to include a notarized English translation of the documents that you are submitting if required.


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 instructions for prospective undergraduates.


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.

Eligible non-citizens follow the same financial aid application process as US citizens. Please follow the instructions for prospective undergraduates.

Current students

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

Deadline What We Need
December Application instructions will be emailed to you—make sure your family is aware of these requirements.
March 15, 12:00 am ET Submit the CSS Profile. Our school code is 2928. 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, 2017 for the 2018–19 academic year.


Review your FAOnline account to determine what additional applications are required for the 2018–19 academic year.

Additional details on our application requirements:

Our school code is 2928. The CSS Profile helps to determine your eligibility for institutional need-based grants. The Profile will be available on October 1, 2017 for the 2018–19 academic year.

Our office will email you about your requirements in October, but you can always log in to FAOnline and review the “Required Documents” screen in the 2018–19 award year. If you do need to complete the CSS Profile, visit the College Board.

In addition to the CSS Profile, some Canadian and Mexican citizens may be required to provide additional documentation to the College Board’s Service, including institutional forms and relevant tax* information. To determine if you are required to complete the IDOC process, log in to FAOnline and review the “Required Documents” screen in the 2018–19 award year.

Students required to send their application to IDOC will be email by the Financial Aid Office and the College Board prior to the March 15 deadline.

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.