We understand that the decision to invest in a quality education is substantial. That’s why we provide a sound program of need- based financial assistance. Typical packages include scholarships, grants, loans, work study, and outside awards.
Below are the financial aid application requirements for undergraduates applying as US citizens or eligible non-citizens for Fall 2021. Additional items may be requested once a financial aid counselor begins to review your application. Any subsequent requests for information will be emailed directly to you. It’s important to meet the deadlines listed below and to respond promptly to all additional requests for information.
The CSS Profile is used to determine your eligibility for need-based University of Rochester grant funding. In situations where a student’s parents are divorced, separated or were never married, the CSS Profile is required to be completed by both biological parents. Keep in mind that both parents use the same College Board website, but do not have access to each other’s CSS Profile.
Resources to help you complete the Profile can be found on the College Board website at cssprofile.org. Included on the site is the CSS Profile Student Guide, CSS Profile Overview and the CSS Profile Tutorial.
The Profile became available on September 16, 2020 for the 2021–22 academic year.
In addition to the FAFSA and the CSS Profile, some students 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.