Current Students


We are currently in the process of updating our procedures for accepting 2017 tax documents. Please do not submit tax documents at this time. Instructions to submit tax documents will be sent to all continuing students by email within the next few weeks.


A student who is admitted to Barnard with a Barnard College Grant may expect grants in future years, provided that she continues to meet economic and academic eligibility and reapplies each year. The deadline to apply for financial aid for 2019-2020 is April 15th, 2019.

Barnard does not participate in College Board's Institutional Document Service (IDOC).

Notification of financial aid awards for returning students who have submitted all required documents will be emailed before the first week of July, 2019.

2019-2020 Financial Aid Requirements

Deadline: April 15th, 2019

  1. CSS Profile: Available starting October 1st, 2018. Barnard's CSS Code is 2038. Please note: If an applicant's parents are divorced or separated, each parent must complete a separate version of this form.
  2. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Available starting October 1st, 2018. Barnard's FAFSA school code is 002708.
  3. Parent 2017 Federal Tax Returns (all pages and schedules)
  4. Parent 2017 W-2 Forms
  5. Student 2017 Federal Tax Return (all pages and schedules) OR 2017 Student Non-Filer Certification Form (if you are not required to file a federal tax return)
  6. Student 2017 W-2 Forms or proof of 2017 income (1099 forms or other documentation)

When applicable, applicants must submit the following:

  1. 2017 Business Income Tax Returns (IRS forms 1120, 1120S, 1065 and Schedule K-1)
  2. Noncustodial Parent 2017 Federal Income Tax Return (all pages and schedules), Noncustodial Parent 2017 W-2 forms, and Noncustodial Parent 2017 Business Income Tax Returns (IRS forms 1120, 1120S, 1065 and Schedule K-1).
  3. 2017 Parent Tax Non-Filer Certification Form (for parents who are not required to file a federal tax return) along with proof of 2017 income (W-2 forms, 1099 forms, or other documentation).
  4. 2017 Untaxed Income Documentation (such as Workers Compensation, disability, etc.)
  5. Documentation of 2017 Social Security Benefits (Social Security Administration Form 1099-SSA) for all family members
  6. Documentation of Citizenship (only if you have a citizenship comment on your FAFSA)
  7. New York State Express TAP application for NYS Residents only ( Barnard's school code is 0155.
  8. Parents' 2017 New York State Tax Return - for NYS Residents only


FAFSA - Federal Verification


The Department of Education randomly selects certain FAFSA records for a process called Federal Verification. When a FAFSA is selected, there are additional financial aid requirements necessary to confirm your financial aid eligibility. A message included in your FAFSA confirmation report (the Student Aid Report or SAR) will inform you of your selection for this process.

To satisfy the Federal Verification process, a Federal Verification Worksheet will be forwarded to the student for completion.

Instructions to request a tax transcript are outlined below.  There are several ways to request your Tax Return Transcript via online or through the mail.  Please make sure you request a Tax Return Transcript.

To download your Tax Return Transcript online:

  • Go to and click on "Get Transcript Online" where you can view, print or download your transcript.  You will need to register to use this service and will need: 1) your SSN, date of birth, filing status and mailing address from your latest tax return, 2) access to your email account, 3) a credit card number or account number from an auto loan, mortgage, home equity loan or home equity line of credit, and 4) a mobile phone with your name on the account.

To order a Tax Return Transcript online and have it mailed to your home address, follow the options listed below:

  • Go to

  • Click on "Get Transcript by Mail"

  • Enter your SSN, Date of Birth, Street Address, and Zip Code

  • Click Continue

  • Select Return Transcript for Tax Year (i.e. 2016)

  • Click Continue

A Tax Return Transcript can be ordered by phone. Follow the options listed below:

  • Call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946 (7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

  • Tax filers must follow prompts to enter their Social Security Number and the numbers in their street address. Generally, these will be the numbers of the street address that was listed on the latest tax return filed. However, if an address change has been completed through the U.S. Postal Service, the IRS may have the updated address on file.

  • Select “Option 2” to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript, and then enter “2016”

  • If successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive a paper IRS Tax Return Transcript at the address that was used in their telephone request within 5 to 10 days from the time the IRS receives the request.

  • IRS Tax Return Transcripts requested by telephone cannot be sent directly to a third party by the IRS.

A Tax Return Transcript can be ordered by mail. Follow the options listed below:

  • Complete Form 4506-TEZ (Request for Transcript of Tax Return) or Form 4506-T (Request for Transcript of Tax Return).

  • Form 4506-T is available online at or Form 4506-TEZ at

  • Mail or fax the completed IRS Form to the appropriate address (or fax number) provided on page 2 of Form 4506T-EZ.

  • Your transcript(s) will be mailed within 5 to 10 days from the IRS.

Amended Tax Returns:

Students/parents filing an amended US federal income tax return should submit:

Availability of IRS Transcripts for Amended Returns:

  • Must be filed as a paper return

  • Generally available 12 weeks after the IRS receives the amended return

ID Theft Cases

  • Must be filed as a paper return

  • Generally available 8-11 weeks after the IRS receives the duplicate return

If you have any questions in completing the FAFSA, please contact the Federal Student Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 or email customer support at