Important Dates

  • Oct. 1
    2021–2022 FAFSA & 2021-2022 CSS Profile available
  • Feb. 1 Due
    • 2021–2022 FAFSA
      • School Code 003604
      • Parent and student tax filers must either populate 2019 tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool or submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript
    • 2021-2022 CSS Profile
      • School Code 6609
      • Complete using 2019 income and tax information and current asset information.
      • Custodial and non-custodial parent will each need to complete their respective profile for the student to be awarded aid.
    • ESTHER – Document Upload
      • Parent(s) and student must upload a copy of the 2019 W2 and 1099 Forms for all income earned from work. Small business owners may submit their 2019 Schedule C or E in lieu of W2 forms.
      • Student non-tax filer’s must submit a Non-Filer Statement Form.
      • Review ESTHER for additional requirements requested to be uploaded.
  • Apr.
    Award notification for those who have completed by Feb 1st
  • Jun.
    Award notification on rolling basis

IRS Data Retrieval

  • All students applying for 2021–2022 are required to use the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool which should be available beginning October 2020.
  • If you are unable to use the FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool, then you are required to submit a tax return transcript from the IRS. Once you have received your tax return transcript, submit it to our office via fax at 713-348-2139 with the student's name and Rice ID number on all documents.
  • If you did not file a tax return, submit the CollegeBoard’s Non-Tax Filer Statement to our office. If your FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education, then you will need to complete a Form 4506-T requesting a non-tax filer letter.
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