Financial Aid Renewal Application 2017-18


Returning Students: Deadline May 15, 2017

(please submit documents by May 1st to ensure meeting the May 15th deadline)

1ST TIME APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID (US CITIZENS OR ELIGIBLE NON-CITIZENS ONLY):

If you would like to apply for aid for the first time, please email our office before you begin. 

APPLYING FOR FEDERAL AID (E.G. FEDERAL DIRECT LOANS) ONLY

Please email our office before you begin. Our office will then waive your taxes and CSS Profile, if you are applying for the Federal Aid.   However, if your file is selected for verification our office will require your 2015 W2s along with IRS Income Verification. 

DOCUMENTS

  • 1. WESLEYAN'S RETURNING STUDENT ONLINE APPLICATION

    Submit electronically through the SIMON portal on your ePortfolio

    Complete Wesleyan's Returning Student Online Application through the Apply Online tab.

  • 2. FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) 2017-18

    Submit electronically: www.fafsa.ed.gov 

    Wesleyan's school code number is 001424

    Electronic processing takes approximately 3-5 business days. 

    Wesleyan recommends that you use the IRS Data Retrieval tool to inport your tax information. 

  • 3. COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP SERVICE (CSS) PROFILE 2017-18

    Submit electronically: https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile
    Wesleyan's code number is 3959

    Electronic processing takes approximately 3-5 business days. 

    You will receive a CSS acknowledgement form once your application has been processed.  Application corrections should be made on this form and submitted directly to Wesleyan. In lieu of the Profile explanation box, applicants are encouraged to submit dollar-specific details relative to any special circumstances that affect their ability to contribute to a Wesleyan education directly to the Financial Aid Office. 

  • 4. SIGNED FEDERAL TAX RETURN AND W-2(s)

    Submit 2015 tax documentation to IDOC: https://idoc.collegeboard.org/idoc/

    You will need to submit copies of 2015 federal tax returns, including all schedules and W-2(s).  The Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) is a service of the CollegeBoard that Wesleyan University uses to collect all tax information and supplements associated with applying for financial aid.

    After completion of the CSS Profile, you will receive information regarding how to login to IDOC.   To submit the required documentation, log in to IDOC and upload your documents electronically (recommended) through your IDOC dashboard. 

  • 5. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    In an effort to streamline the reapplication process for international students, we do not collect  your family's financial information annually. You do not need to turn any documents in to the Office of Financial Aid for 2017-18. Unless we are otherwise advised by you or your family, Wesleyan will use last year's application as a basis for determining the 2017-18 total family contribution. Our office will produce a financial aid award for you prior to your Fall bill notification. Your family has the option of requesting a formal review of your current information. If you would like a formal review please submit the CSS Profile available at https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/prf/index.jsp, and send verification of income with English translation directly to our office by May 15th, 2017.