Early Decision II

Incoming International First-Year Financial Aid Application Process
By January 3 Deadline
  • Submit the CSS Profile online. (School Code 2259)
    • Input the 2022 tax data. Estimates of 2023 and 2024 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 who contributed less than half of the financial support to the student during the past year.
  • Claim your account to monitor the status of your financial aid application.
    • Visit "Getting Online: Your AccessIT ID"
    • Contact Fordham's Help Desk at 718-817-3999 if assistance is needed in claiming your account.
By January 10 and Continuously Thereafter

Log into your Financial Aid Portal to: 

  • Review letters and emails from Student Financial Services requesting additional information.
  • Submit all requested information within two weeks of request via secure upload.
  • View any additional requests and check the status of documents submitted after claiming your account
What to Expect as an Early Decision Applicant
  • Early Decision is a binding application plan. Early Decision applicants make a commitment to a first-choice institution where, if admitted, they will definitely enroll. This means students must enroll if admitted and withdraw any other pending applications.
  • Admitted applicants who complete the financial aid process by January 3, will receive notification of their financial aid offer by February 15.
  • The Early Decision II deposit deadline is March 15.
  • Applicants who do not complete the process for an early offer by January 3 can still file by January 15 for review during the regular financial aid process.
The Final Steps of Completing the Financial Aid Process:
  • Once you submit your admission deposit, log onto your Financial Aid Portal to view and accept your awards online.
  • Eligibility for institutional aid is determined by estimated family contribution, enrollment status, academic performance and availability of funds.