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Financial Aid Deadlines

To apply for financial aid, you must complete the following forms:
  • FAFSA (use code 002124)
    All applicants for financial aid must complete this form, which will be used to determine your eligibility for federal and state aid.
  • CSS PROFILE (use code 3096)
    Applicants who wish to be considered for Bentley need-based funding must complete this form. Early Decision applicants may also wish to complete the CSS PROFILE to receive an early financial aid award before the FAFSA is available. If you only wish to be considered for federal and state grants and Federal Stafford Loans, you do not need to complete this form.

Student Deadlines​

Early Decision

FAFSA

Feb 1

CSS PROFILE

Dec 1

2015 W-2 Statements

Feb 15*

2015 IRS Tax Returns

May 1*

Award Notification Begins

Mid-Jan

 

Early Decision Deferred

FAFSA

Feb 1

CSS PROFILE

Feb 1

2015 W-2 Statements

Feb 15*

2015 IRS Tax Returns

May 1*

Award Notification Begins

April 1

 

Regular Decision

FAFSA

Feb 1

CSS PROFILE

Feb 1

2015 W-2 Statements

Feb 15

2015 IRS Tax Returns

May 1

Award Notification Begins

April 1

*Early Decision applicants must also submit a copy of the 2014 parent and student federal tax returns, including all schedules and W-2 statements, by December 1, 2015.

Transfer Students

Spring 2016 Transfer

FAFSA

Nov 1

CSS PROFILE

Nov 1

2015 W-2 Statements

Nov 1**

2015 IRS Tax Returns

Nov 1**

Award Notification Begins

Rolling

 

Fall 2016 Transfer

FAFSA

April 15

CSS PROFILE

April 15

2015 W-2 Statements

April 15

2015 IRS Tax Returns

April 15

Award Notification Begins

Rolling

**Transfer students admitted for Spring 2016 must submit all financial aid application materials by November 1, 2015. Please note that this semester is part of the 2015-2016 academic year and 2014 tax documents and 2015-2016 supplemental forms (if applicable) are required.

Student Supplemental Forms

Depending on your circumstances, the following forms may be required:

  • Non-Custodial Parent’s Statement (PDF): To be completed by the non-custodial parent when a student’s parents are not married, including if they are divorced, separated or never married. This form will be available in August.
  • CSS Business/Farm Supplement (PDF): To be completed when a student or parent owns part or all of a business or businesses. This form will be available in August.
     

Applicant

Early Decision

Early Decision Deferred

Regular Decision

Spring 2016 Transfer

Fall 2016 Transfer

 

Non-Custodial Parent's Statement*

Dec 1

March 1

March 1

Nov 1

April 15

 

CSS Business/Farm Supplement*

Dec 1

March 1

March 1

Nov 1

April 15

 

*Fax or mail both forms to Bentley.