How to Apply for Aid

FAFSA and Other Forms

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

Due to FAFSA Simplification, the FAFSA will become available to complete at the end of December. 

Regular Decision

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

Transfer Students

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