Vassar Vassar College

Applying for Aid

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Student Financial Services

We’re here to help you through each step as you navigate the financial aid process.

If you have any questions, contact or visit Student Financial Services.

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Apply for Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, you must complete the following items by the posted deadlines:


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed to determine eligibility for all sources of federal financial aid.

  • Vassar code: 002895
  • Available: December 2023
  • Applies to: U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only

Once completed, review the Student Aid Report (SAR) sent to you by the Department of Education for accuracy. If necessary, correct any errors and resubmit.


CSS Profile

The College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS Profile) is required to determine eligibility for Vassar scholarship aid.

  • Vassar code: 2956
  • Available after: October 1st
  • Applies to: All students, domestic and international

If parents are separated/divorced, both parents will each complete their own CSS Profile application.

Visit CSS Profile


Through the College Board Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC), you can submit requested documentation as part of the aid application.

  • Available late October/early November; must complete CSS Profile first
  • IDOC will email instructions once you become eligible for service
  • Write your name and IDOC ID number on all documents
  • Retain a copy of all documents you submit
Visit Collegeboard IDOC
Financial Aid Deadlines
  • Early Decision I
    November 15
  • Early Decision II
    January 1
  • Regular Decision
    February 1
  • Fall Transfer
    March 15
  • Spring Transfer
    November 1
  • Returning Students
    May 1

Financial Aid Application Checklists

For detailed information regarding financial aid application requirements and deadlines, please select the appropriate checklist in the Financial Aid Application Checklists section on the Student Financial Aid site.

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