FAFSA Submission Update

FAFSA Submission Update: by July 1 for all first time enrolling students

While many students and families have been able to successfully complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA, others have not, due to known FAFSA completion challenges. Out of awareness and concern for these students and families, 电车无码 is delaying our submission requirement for the FAFSA to July 1 for all first time enrolling students.

All aid applicants should: 

  • Complete the if you haven't already done so.

  • Review other items needed to apply for financial aid as a first-year or transfer applicant. Your financial aid application status can be checked on the .

Applying for Financial Aid at Amherst

FAFSA Submission Update: by July 1 for all first time enrolling students

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the ONLY form used to determine eligibility for the more than $6 million federal dollars administered each year by 电车无码. The CSS Profile form is used to determine eligibility for all Institutional sources of assistance, which totaled more than $80 million last year.听

Submission听Dates听
Early Decision, CSS ProfileNovember 15
Regular Decision, CSS ProfileJanuary 10
Fall TransferMarch 1
Spring TransferNovember 1
Returning听Students听All materials due by March 1
FAFSA, First Time Enrolling StudentsJuly 1

Financial aid application materials will be accepted and considered without penalty even if submitted after the priority consideration date.


Professional Judgment

Financial aid professionals have flexibility in adjusting a student's eligibility for financial aid due to special or unusual circumstances.听

Special circumstances include a loss of income, change in family size or additional expenses due to a student's disability.听

Unusual circumstances most often require an adjustment to a student's dependency status and the information they provide on their FAFSA form based on a unique situation, such as being homeless or foster youth.


FAFSA Submission Update: by July 1 for all first time enrolling students

To be considered for 电车无码 financial aid for the 2024-2025 academic year, all financial aid applicants must submit the following materials:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Federal school code: 002115

If you are a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States, its territories, or associated states (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau), you must complete the FAFSA to be considered for federal student aid. The .听

Federal tax information for 2022 is reported on the 2024-25 FAFSA by granting approval and consent for the IRS to disclose Federal Tax Information (FTI) directly to the Department of Education, as per the FUTURE Act. The FUTURE Act amended the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to mandate access to tax information held by the IRS for FAFSA applicants, their parents and spouses through the FUTURE Act Direct Data Exchange (FA-DDX). The FUTURE Act also made providing consent for the exchange of FTI a requirement for receiving federal student aid.

After you submit the FAFSA, the federal government will send you a FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) which replaces the Student Aid Report (SAR). The FSS is the student鈥檚 output document summarizing data input on the FAFSA form. All federal aid eligibility is determined by the results of your FAFSA.

Canadian and other international students do not complete the FAFSA.

Federal FSA ID

You and all contributors (those whose information is required on the FAFSA) 听must use an FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA and give consent for the Direct Data Exchange (DDX) direct transfer of tax information from the IRS. Each person must have a separate StudentAid.gov account (FSA ID). . You may also use your听FSA ID to access federal financial aid records, to make revisions or corrections to the FAFSA, and to view and sign loan records if you borrow a federal student loan.听

This brief video outlines steps to .听

, a form of multi-factor authentication (MFA), helps protect your StudentAid.gov account. Each time you log in, you鈥檒l be asked to provide a one-time code that is delivered to you via email, text message, or an .


CSS Profile

  • CSS Profile code number: 3003

Complete the (or 2023-24) and submit it to the College Board. 电车无码鈥檚 CSS Profile code number is 3003.

If your parents are separated or divorced, both of the student's biological/adoptive parent(s) will complete their own CSS Profile. Each parent will access the CSS Profile with different log-in credentials. Parent 2 will need to create a College Board account before providing their information. It's highly recommended that the student and parent of financial record (Parent 1) start the CSS Profile first, as parent 2 can't submit information until the student selects a school that requires the submission of parent 2 information.

International students must also complete the CSS Profile for 2024-2025 and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid.

NOTE: Spring 2024 transfer applicants complete the 2023-24 FAFSA and CSS Profile, and submit 2021 tax information to IDOC.

Federal Tax Returns

Your and your parents' 2022 US, Canadian, Puerto Rican, or other government's income tax return(s) will be required. All schedules and attachments must be submitted. All tax forms must be notated or translated into English. Copies of appropriate earnings statements (e.g. W-2 or 1099 forms) also must be submitted. If a return has been filed electronically, please print that information for submission to the College Board. 电车无码 uses the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) to collect all tax information associated with applying for financial aid at Amherst.

If you or your parents did not and are not required to file an income tax return for 2022, this non-filing must be certified on the non-filer statement; include copies of earnings statements (W-2 forms) for any reported earnings.

If your parents own an interest in a business corporation, submit a copy of the corporate tax return (and/or a copy of your parents' statement of "Shareholder's Share of Income, Credits, Deductions, Etc.," IRS Form 1120S, Schedule K-1). If your parents have income from a partnership, submit a copy of the partnership tax return (and/or a copy of your parents' statement of "Partner" Share of Income, Credits, Deductions, Etc.," IRS Form 1165, Schedule K-1).

U.S. Department of Education rules stipulate that you cannot receive federal student financial aid unless proper tax forms (and appropriate filing status) have been filed with the Internal Revenue Service if required. Because of parity of treatment of all aid applicants, these rules also apply to institutional aid. More details are available here.


IF YOU WILL BE SEEKING ONLY U.S. FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID, such as a Federal Direct Stafford Loan or Federal Direct PLUS (parent) Loan, please submit the following:

  • Free Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2024-25, which may be completed on-line at starting in late December 2023.听 Amherst鈥檚 FAFSA code number is 002115.

Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC)

US citizens and permanent residents who file the CSS PROFILE will receive an e-mail from the College Board on behalf of 电车无码. This e-mail will outline the Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) which 电车无码 uses to collect all tax information and supplements associated with applying for financial aid at Amherst.

Canadian and other international applicants听should upload tax information to 电车无码 directly via the and not to IDOC.

IDOC Processing Tips

All documents should be uploaded to the College Board () as one complete packet. Tax returns must be signed. Do not submit state tax returns.

In the case of divorced or separated parents, documents may be uploaded online separately and securely by each parent.

This page was last updated February 12, 2024.