Each student's eligibility is determined by a thorough review of the family's financial information, including but not limited to: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), The CSS Profile, and U.S. Federal Tax Returns, both personal and business, with all schedules and W-2 forms. International Students must also provide comprehensive financial documation as requested by the Student Financial Services Office. This process uses formulas and guidelines that have been carefully developed and are widely used by most of the country's leading colleges. Applying these formulas and guidelines, financial aid officers determine a family's ability to absorb college expenses over time. Once the assessment is complete, an "expected contribution" from the family is established.