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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

November 15

CSS PROFILE

November 15

2015 W-2 Statements

November 15

2015 IRS Tax Returns

November 15

Award Notification Begins

Mid-January

 

Early Decision Deferred

FAFSA

January 7

CSS PROFILE

January 7

2015 W-2 Statements

January 7

2015 IRS Tax Returns

January 7

Award Notification Begins

April 1

 

Regular Decision

FAFSA

January 7

CSS PROFILE

January 7

2015 W-2 Statements

January 7

2015 IRS Tax Returns

January 7

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

November 1

CSS PROFILE

November 1

2015 W-2 Statements

November 1**

2015 IRS Tax Returns

November 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 2017 must submit all financial aid application materials by November 1, 2016. Please note that this semester is part of the 2016-2017 academic year and 2015 tax documents and 2016-2017 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 2017 Transfer

Fall 2016 Transfer

 

Non-Custodial Parent's Statement*

November 15, 2016

January 7, 2017

January 7, 2017

November 1, 2016

April 15, 2017

 

CSS Business/Farm Supplement*

November 15, 2016

January 7, 2017

January 7, 2017

November 1, 2016

April 15, 2017

 

*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.

*Fax or mail both forms to Bentley.