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2016-17 Financial Aid Application Instructions

For Regular Decision applicants

  • whose parents are together

  • a parent is involved in a business or partnership

Submit all documents by February 15.

To be considered for Swarthmore College scholarships, along with federal or state grants, loans, or campus work opportunities, you and your parents must complete our financial aid application. Your financial aid decision will be made available with your admission decision if we receive a complete financial aid application  by the date noted above. Applications are still accepted after this date.

(If you wish to apply for federal aid only, complete just the FAFSA form after January 1, 2016.)

COLLEGE BOARD CSS/PROFILE 

Complete and submit your 2016-17 CSS/PROFILE
form on-line

2016-17 FAFSA form 

Available January 1, your federal FAFSA form is to be completed
on-line once your parents complete their 2015 federal income tax return.

The documents listed below are to be submitted to The College Board’s Institutional Documentation service (IDOC). After February 1, 2016 or a few days after you submit your PROFILE form, you will receive an email from The College Board, on behalf of Swarthmore College, detailing the family income, tax, and other documents you need to submit to us through the IDOC service.  Access the IDOC instructions.

PARENTS’ 2015 FEDERAL TAX RETURN

Submit all pages/schedules/statements of 2015 federal income tax return (Please DO NOT submit state tax returns).

PARENTS’ 2015 W-2 WAGE & Form 1099 INCOME STATEMENTS

Submit all W-2 wage statement used to complete parents’ 2015 federal tax return.
Include Form 1099 income statements for any income from contract earnings, retirement, pension, annuity, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, or Social Security (for all household members).
Please DO NOT submit any Form 1099 for interest or dividends.

2015 CORPORATION (Form 1120/1120S) OR PARTNERSHIP (Form 1065) FEDERAL
INCOME TAX RETURN

Required if either parent has any interest or any involvement in a partnership or a corporation.
All pages/schedules/statements are required.
Please DO NOT submit the business’ state tax return.