Currently Enrolled Students

Financial aid at Bates is renewable for up to four years, provided that financial aid application forms are submitted on time, the student’s family continues to demonstrate eligibility according to institutional standards and the student meets prescribed academic progress standards. Families applying for renewal of Bates financial aid must complete the CSS Profile and FAFSA and provide copies of family income tax returns and other materials annually.

The renewal application deadline is May 1, 2018.


Requirements for Currently Enrolled Students who are U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • 2018-19 CSS Profile — The CSS Profile must be completed by your parents (custodial and noncustodial) if you are requesting institutional financial aid from Bates. You do not need to complete these forms if you are requesting only federal financial aid. Our Profile school code is 3076.
  • 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) — The FAFSA is required if you are requesting institutional and/or federal financial aid. Our federal school code is 002036.
  • 2016 Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2 Forms — You and your parents (custodial and noncustodial) must submit copies of 2016 tax returns with all schedules, attachments, and W-2 forms to the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). If you or your parents did not file a 2016 income tax return, please complete a Non-Tax Filer Statement available on IDOC.
  • Business Tax Returns — If your parents hold an interest in a partnership or corporation, please submit a copy of the corporate or partnership tax return with all pages and schedules, including K-1s to IDOC.

Requirements for Undocumented and DACA Applicants
  • 2018-19 CSS Profile — The CSS Profile must be completed by your parents (custodial and noncustodial) if you are requesting institutional financial aid from Bates. Our Profile school code is 3076.
  • 2016 Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2 Forms — You and your parents (custodial and noncustodial) must submit copies of 2016 tax returns with all schedules, attachments, and W-2 forms to the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). If you or your parents did not file a 2016 income tax return, please complete a Non-Tax Filer Statement available on IDOC.

Currently enrolled students will receive information regarding their financial aid eligibility in June if their financial aid application is complete.

Students who apply but are not eligible for need-based financial aid at the time of admission may reapply for financial aid each year.

Students who do not apply for aid as incoming students are welcome to apply in subsequent years if their family circumstances change.

Please note that the FAFSA is the only application required for students seeking only federal financial aid.