Prospective First Year Students
Financial Aid Office
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
Applicants for admission who are interested in applying for financial
aid must submit the CSS
PROFILE form to the College Scholarship Service by the appropriate
admission deadline: November 15 for Early Decision I, December 1 for Early
Action, January 15 for Early Decision II, and February 1 for Regular Decision.
The CSS PROFILE Student
Guide provides the basic information you need to complete your PROFILE
application. For further information on admission deadlines go to the Admissions
If the student applicant's natural parents are
divorced, separated or never married, the noncustodial parent must complete the
Noncustodial Profile (NCP). Detailed submission instructions
are provided to the student at the time of PROFILE registration.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must also be filed as
soon as possible after January 1. Ideally, we encourage families to
file their tax returns early, before completing the FAFSA,
and to use FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval tool to assist them.
Parent and student tax returns should be submitted by
April 15. Dickinson has contracted with the College Board
to collect tax returns and other verification documents through their IDOC
service. Students who have filed the PROFILE will receive an email from IDOC
with instructions for completing this requirement. Learn More
It is important to meet
published deadlines, as financial aid from Dickinson College is awarded on a
Initial financial aid awards are not
considered final until the FAFSA and current year tax returns have been
Students must reapply for need-based aid each
year. In order to receive financial aid a student must maintain satisfactory
academic progress, apply on time, and continue to demonstrate financial need.