Financial Aid Instructions

Federal Aid Only: U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Forms Deadlines Instructions
Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For first time undergraduate admissions applicants:
after January 1, 2014


For returning students:
April 15, 2014

Complete the online version of the FAFSA  using Bryn Mawr College code #003237. You and a custodial parent must sign your online FAFSA with a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Bryn Mawr encourages you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Process (IRDT) to simplify federal income tax data verification. Please visit the Student Financial Services website for more information regarding verification.

Report social security numbers and legal names correctly. Without them the U.S. Department of Education cannot process your results.


2013 Parent and Student Tax Returns or Non-Filer Statements

For first time admissions applicants:
March 1, 2014


For returning students:
April 15, 2014

Full federal income tax returns are required to apply for institutional funds.  When you complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE the College Board will prompt you to submit 2013 federal tax returns or non-tax-filer statements to Bryn Mawr College using their Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) at no cost to you or your parents. Submit signed photocopies of the first two pages of all 2013 federal (no state) income tax returns, including all W-2 forms both custodial parents, (stepparent if applicable) and applicant. 


Federal Aid Only:  Students that are not interested in applying for need-based Bryn Mawr Grant aid, but would like to take advantage of U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid, including Federal Direct Stafford loans, are not required to complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE or the Noncustodial Profile, or provide Noncustodial parent tax and income documentation. Contact Student Financial Services to state this intent at so that we may adjust our expectation of what you must provide before your financial aid application is complete.  See full “Federal Aid Only” application instructions on the “How to Apply” section of the Student Financial Services webpage.

Regular Decision students who submit an admissions application remain eligible for Bryn Mawr College Merit Scholarship universally, as it is not contingent on need.