APPLYING FOR AID

First Year Domestic Applicants

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Important Dates

  • Oct. 1
    2021–2022 FAFSA & 2021-2022 CSS Profile available
  • Nov. 15 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.
    • IDOC Student Dashboard - Parent and student tax documents
      • Submit 2019 tax return along with all W-2s, 1099s and all accompanying schedules as well as all other forms available via IDOC.
        • If an S-Corporation or Partnership is present, a copy of the business return may be requested.
      • Students who did not file a tax return, submit College Board’s Non-Tax Filer Statement.
      • Parent(s) who did not file a tax return, submit both College Board’s Parent Non-Tax Filer Statement and request an IRS Non-Filer Letter dated after Oct. 1, 2020, using Form 4506-T.
    • 2019 Non-Custodial Parent Tax Documents (if applicable)
      • Submit 2019 tax return along with all W-2s, 1099s and all accompanying schedules as well as other forms available via IDOC.
        • If an S-Corporation or Partnership is present, a copy of the business return may be requested.
  • Mid-Dec
    Award notification
  • 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.
    • IDOC Student Dashboard - Parent and student tax documents
      • Submit 2019 tax return along with all W-2s, 1099s and all accompanying schedules as well as all other forms available via IDOC.
        • If an S-Corporation or Partnership is present, a copy of the business return may be requested.
      • Students who did not file a tax return, submit College Board’s Non-Tax Filer Statement.
      • Parent(s) who did not file a tax return, submit both College Board’s Parent Non-Tax Filer Statement and request an IRS Non-Filer Letter dated after Oct. 1, 2020, using Form 4506-T.
    • 2019 Non-Custodial Parent Tax Documents (if applicable)
      • Submit 2019 tax return along with all W-2s, 1099s and all accompanying schedules as well as other forms available via IDOC.
        • If an S-Corporation or Partnership is present, a copy of the business return may be requested.
  • Apr. 1
    Award notification
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CALL

713-348-4958

EMAIL

fina@rice.edu

HOURS

M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. CT

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