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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.

Deadlines

Applicant

FAFSA

CSS PROFILE

2015 W-2 Statements

2015 IRS Tax Returns

Award

Notification Begins

Early Decision

Feb 1

Dec 1

Feb 15*

May 1*

Mid-Jan

Early Decision Deferred

Feb 1

Feb 1

Feb 15*

May 1*

April 1

Regular Decision

Feb 1

Feb 1

Feb 15

May 1

April 1

Spring 2016 Transfer

Nov 1

Nov 1

Nov 1**

Nov 1**

Rolling

Fall 2016 TransferApril 15April 15April 15April 15Rolling

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

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

Non-Custodial Parent’s Statement*

CSS Business/Farm Supplement*

Early Decision

Dec 1

Dec 1

Early Decision Deferred

March 1

March 1

Regular Decision

March 1

March 1

Spring 2016 Transfer

Nov 1

Nov 1

Fall 2016 TransferApril 15April 15

*Fax or mail both forms to Bentley.