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Regular Decision

Incoming Freshman Financial Aid Application Process:

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Important Information

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS Profile to receive maximum consideration for all types of aid including Fordham grants and scholarships, if you have not yet done so.
  • Make certain Fordham has your correct social security number on file and that you file both the FAFSA and CSS Profile using the name and number printed on your social security card.
  • To be considered exclusively for federal aid, only the FAFSA is required.
  • Financial aid is available to U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens.

By February 7, 2019 Deadline

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. (School Code 002722)
    • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to transfer 2017 federal tax information into your 2019-2020 FAFSA, if eligible.
  • Submit the CSS Profile online. (School Code 2259)
    • Input the 2017 tax data entered on the FAFSA to ensure consistency. Estimates of 2018 and 2019 income information will also be required.
  • If your parents are divorced, separated, or were never married and they are not living together:
    • Fordham University requires each biological parent to complete a CSS Profile. As you complete your profile, you can instruct the College Board to provide your noncustodial parent with instructions on how to complete a separate CSS Profile. A noncustodial parent is typically the parent the student lived with the least during the past year.
  • Claim your account at my.fordham.edu to monitor the status of your financial aid application..

By February 15, 2019 and Continuously Thereafter

  • Log onto Financial Aid Online to:
    • Review letters and emails from Student Financial Services requesting additional information.
    • Submit all requested information by February 25 via secure upload.
    • View any additional requests and check the status of documents submitted after claiming your account.

What to Expect as a Regular Decision Applicant

  • If after review of the data submitted, additional information or clarification is needed, you will receive a letter from Fordham.
  • Admitted applicants who complete the financial aid process by February 25 will receive notification of their financial aid award package mailed by April 1.

Final Steps in Completing the Financial Aid Process:

Eligibility:

  • 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.