Important Dates

  • Oct. 1
    2024-2025 CSS Profile available
  • Mar. 1 Due
    • 2024–2025 FAFSA
      • School Code 003604
      • Parent and student tax filers must use their 2022 tax information via Direct Data Exchange (FA-DDX) previously known as DRT.
      • If your contributor does not have an SSN, you may submit the FAFSA using the steps here.
    • 2024-2025 CSS Profile
      • School Code 6609
      • Complete using 2022 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 2022 W2 and 1099 Forms for all income earned from work. Small business owners may submit their 2022 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.
  • Jun.
    Award notification for those who have completed by March 1st
  • Jul.
    Award notification on rolling basis

Additional FAFSA Information

  • The 2024-2025 FAFSA is expected to open to applicants by December 31, 2023. Schools should begin receiving FAFSA data by March 2024.
  • All students applying for 2024–2025 are required to consent to Direct Data Exchange (FA-DDX) when completing the FAFSA.
  • If you are unable to use the FA-DDX, then you may be required to submit a tax return transcript from the IRS or a signed copy of your federal tax return forms. 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.
  • Julissa Disla - Assistant Director
  • Paul Negrete
  • Raquel Arevalo
  • Ashanti Davis
  • Iris Alejandro
  • Blake Dalina- Assistant Director
  • Sandra Rivas- Administrative Assistant
  • Renelda Robles
  • Kelley Trammell
  • Ilaria Puente
  • Sahmeen Ali picture
  • Fei Wang

Additional Resources






M-Th 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT