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 2017. 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 your email address. It’s important to meet the deadlines listed below and to respond promptly to all additional requests for information.

Deadlines:


Priority Deadline What We Need
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.


Submit the FAFSA. Our school code is 002894. The FAFSA is used to help determine your eligibility for all federal aid programs.

May–August You will be emailed instructions on completing your financial aid application over the coming months.


Priority Deadline What We Need
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. 

Submit the FAFSA. Our school code is 002894. The FAFSA is used to help determine your eligibility for all federal aid programs.
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. 

Submit the FAFSA. Our school code is 002894. The FAFSA is used to help determine your eligibility for all federal aid programs.
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. 

Submit the FAFSA. Our school code is 002894. The FAFSA is used to help determine your eligibility for all federal aid programs.
May–August You will be emailed instructions on completing your financial aid application over the coming months.


Additional details on our application requirements:

The Rochester filing code is 002894. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is used to help determine your eligibility for all federal aid programs.

There is a useful tool on the FAFSA called IRS Data Retrieval, which simplifies the application process for you. Follow the instructions on the FAFSA to take advantage of this option. You can also view our IRS Data Retrieval Process video. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this option when submitting your FAFSA.

The Rochester filing code is 2928. The CSS PROFILE is used to determine your eligibility for need-based University of Rochester grant funding.

Because the PROFILE may include several steps, begin the process at least two weeks before the deadline. If you miss the deadline for your application, you can still apply for financial aid. Be aware that filing late will impact how quickly our office can review your information. We strongly encourage all students to apply by the deadline, as we are unable to guarantee full consideration for need-based University grant assistance due to limited funding.

The Non-Custodial Parent PROFILE is also used to help determine eligibility for need-based University funding.

Complete this requirement as instructed during the CSS PROFILE submission process. If you miss the deadline for your application, you can still apply for financial aid. Be aware that filing late will impact how quickly our office can review your information. We strongly encourage all students to apply by the deadline, as we are unable to guarantee full consideration for need-based University grant assistance due to limited funding.

Applicants who are required to submit their 2015 tax information as part of their aid application will be emailed by the College Board with instructions and deadline information. If you have submitted materials to IDOC for other schools, we will have access to those materials if we decide to request tax information.

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.

If you miss the deadline for your application, you can still apply for financial aid. Be aware that filing late will impact how quickly our office can review your information. We strongly encourage all students to apply by the deadline, as we are unable to guarantee full consideration for need-based University grant assistance due to limited funding.


Are you an international student?