How to Apply for Aid

FAFSA and Other Forms

FAFSA data is expected to be delivered to schools in late February. Until we receive your data, you will continue to receive reminders that your FAFSA is outstanding. No action is needed if you received confirmation from the Department of Education that your FAFSA was submitted successfully. If your FAFSA requirement is not satisfied on your requirement list by early March, please contact us.

We appreciate your patience as we work to manage the technical issues and delays associated with the new FAFSA application. We can assure you that the delays will have no negative impact on your financial aid eligibility at Dartmouth College.

If you are having technical trouble completing the FAFSA, please contact Federal Student Aid for assistance.


For U.S. citizens or permanent residents, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required to apply for federal financial aid, grants, and loans. The other forms in the list below are required to apply for Dartmouth scholarship funds and loans.

A Note About Sending Documents Directly to the Office

Confidential information, including personally identifiable information (PII), should not be transmitted via email without encryption.  Dartmouth has contracted with the College Board to offer a secure upload for US Citizens and Permanent Residents to submit application information through IDOC.  If you are sending sensitive information directly to the office please mail the documents, or provide the documents via encrypted application (i.e., Winzip) with password protection.  The password to open any encrypted documents should be sent via separate email.

Important Deadlines

Early Decision

CSS Profile: November 1
FAFSA: February 1
IDOC: November 1

Regular Decision

CSS Profile: February 1
FAFSA: February 1
IDOC: February 1

Transfer Students

CSS Profile: March 1
FAFSA: March 1
IDOC: March 1