Early Decision

Class of 2020

Applicants who are admitted under Early Decision will receive a financial aid decision letter in mid-December if all necessary documents are received by the stated deadlines. The financial aid decision is an estimate and will be finalized in the spring.

Please realize that as an early decision applicant, you have a binding commitment to the college once you are admitted. Therefore, it is extremely important to submit the necessary forms by the deadline. 
 
Documents to be submitted directly to the Financial Aid Office may be faxed to 212-854-2902 or mailed to the Financial Aid Office, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.  Please do not email tax documents--tax documents sent via email will not be accepted.  Barnard does not participate in College Board's Institutional Document Service (IDOC)
 
Federal Aid Only: Students who are not interested in applying for need-based Barnard College Grant aid, but would like to take advantage of U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid, including Federal Direct Stafford loans and the Federal Pell Grant, are not required to complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE or the Noncustodial Profile.
 

2016-2017 Application Forms for Early Decision Applicants

Deadline:

Submit form to:

College Scholarship Service (CSS) Financial Aid Profile Form. Available starting 10/01/15 for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Register for a Profile Application online at http://student.collegeboard.org.profile if you wish to apply for institutional financial aid, including a Barnard College Grant.  Indicate Barnard College (CSS Code Number is 2038) as the school to receive the PROFILE information.   

Nov. 1, 2015

Complete online application

2014 Federal Tax Returns (all pages and schedules) Nov. 1, 2015 Financial Aid Office
2014 W-2 Forms Nov. 1, 2015 Financial Aid Office
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Available starting 01/01/16 for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Barnard's FAFSA Code Number is 002708.  If you are admitted and plan to enroll and your file was selected for verification, you will receive a Verification Worksheet and instructions to complete the IRS Data Retrieval or Tax Transcript. Feb. 15, 2016 Complete online application
Parents' 2015 Federal Tax Returns (all pages and schedules) and 2015 W-2 forms Mar. 1, 2016 Financial Aid Office
Student's 2015 Federal Income Tax Return (all pages and schedules) and W-2 forms OR 2015 Student Non-Filer Certification Form (available 02/01/16), (if you are not required to file a federal tax return) along with proof of 2015 income (W-2 forms, 1099 forms, or other documentation). Mar. 1, 2016 Financial Aid Office

When applicable, Early Decision applicants must submit the following:

2014 Business Income Tax Returns (IRS forms 1120, 1120S, 1065 and Schedule K-1) Nov. 1, 2015 Financial Aid Office
2016-2017 CSS (online) Noncustodial Profile, Noncustodial Parent's 2014 Federal Income Tax Return (all pages and schedules), Noncustodial Parent's 2014 W-2 forms, and Noncustodial Parent's 2014 Business Income Tax Returns (IRS forms 1120, 1120S, 1065 and Schedule K-1). (Refer to Barnard's policy.)

Nov. 1, 2015

Complete online application
2014 Untaxed Income Documentation (such as Workers Compensation, disability, etc.) Nov. 1, 2015 Financial Aid Office
Documentation of Social Security Benefits 2014 (Social Security Administration Form 1099-SSA) for all family members Nov. 1, 2015 Financial Aid Office
2015 Business Income Tax Returns (IRS forms 1120, 1120S, 1065 and Schedule K-1) Mar. 1, 2016 Financial Aid Office
Noncustodial Parent's 2015 Federal Income Tax Return (all pages and schedules), Noncustodial Parent's 2015 W-2 forms, and Noncustodial Parent's 2015 Business Income Tax Returns (IRS forms 1120, 1120S, 1065 and Schedule K-1)

Mar. 1, 2016

Financial Aid Office
Documentation of Citizenship(only if you have a citizenship comment on your FAFSA) Mar. 1, 2016 Financial Aid Office
2015 Public Assistance Form (available 02/01/16) Mar. 1, 2016 Financial Aid Office
2015 Untaxed Income Documentation (such as Workers Compensation, disability, etc.) Mar. 1, 2016 Financial Aid Office
Documentation of Social Security Benefits 2015 (Social Security Administration Form 1099-SSA) for all family members Mar. 1, 2016 Financial Aid Office
New York State Express TAP application for NYS Residents only (www.hesc.ny.gov) Immediately after submitting FAFSA New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
Parents' 2015 New York State Tax Return for NYS Residents only Mar. 1, 2016 Financial Aid Office