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Fall Transfer Applicants

Incoming Fall Transfer Financial Aid Application Process:

Students who are U.S. Citizens or Eligible Non-Citizens are eligible to receive a financial aid package including federal*, state and institutional awards by April 15. 

Complete the following steps: 

  • Both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile are available on the same date, October 1.
  • File the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS Profile by the April 1 deadline. Filing both forms at the same time will help you ensure the financial data is consistent on the two applications.
    • Secure a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) before filing the FAFSA.
    • You can now report income information from the prior-prior year. This means your family will use 2017 income information for the 2019-20 FAFSA rather than 2018 information, so you can get started earlier.
    • To simplify the process, since the 2017 tax filing deadline will have passed, most of you can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to bring the 2017 tax return data into the FAFSA. It also provides you with some of the data you will need to complete the CSS Profile.
  • Respond to requests for additional information on a timely basis and ensure all documents requiring a signature are signed. 

What to expect: Next Steps in Completing the Financial Aid Process:

  • Review our Financial Aid Checklist to ensure you are meeting all deadlines and requirements
  • Once you submit your admission deposit, visit to accept awards online  
  • Review requirements for borrowing Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans
  • Utilize the Fordham University Award Comparison Chart to assist you in comparing the Fordham University Financial Aid package to that of other universities.  



  • Eligibility for state, federal and institutional aid is determined by estimated family contribution, enrollment status, academic performance and availability of funds.  

*To be considered for federal aid you only need to file a FAFSA.