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2016-17 Financial Aid Application Instructions

For Regular Decision applicants

  • whose parents are together

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/Financial Aid PROFILE form on-line

FAFSA form

Available January 1, your 2016-17 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.