Filing Deadlines

Students should file the CSS Profile/FAFSA/WISFAA according to the schedule below. If you are late applying for financial aid, your need-based aid may be reduced by 10% or could even be put on a waiting list for scholarship.

CSS Profile (for domestic students who wish to apply for Whitman Need-Based Scholarship):

·   The CSS Profile must be submitted online at cssprofile.collegeboard.org

·   Early Decision I candidates by November 15

·   Spring Semester Transfer candidates by November 1

·   Early Decision II candidates by January 10

·   Regular Decision candidates by January 15

·   Fall semester Transfer candidates by March 1

·   Returning students by April 15

·   Returning students must complete their financial aid file by May 1, including tax returns. See below.

Whitman’s CSS code is 4951.

FAFSA (for domestic students who wish to apply for Federal and State Aid):

·   The FAFSA should be submitted online at www.studentaid.gov. If both the student and at least one parent have an FSA ID, they may use the FSA IDs to sign the form online. Otherwise, the signature and certification page need to be printed out, signed, and submitted to the federal processor.

·   We highly recommend that you use the IRS Data Retrieval tool on the FAFSA. It will automatically populate the income questions with IRS data from your tax return.

Whitman’s federal code is 003803.

WISFAA (beginning 2022-23 school year for new International students who wish to apply for Whitman Need-Based Scholarship):

  • The WISFAA must be submitted online at https://engage.whitman.edu/register/wisfaa
  • Early Decision I candidates by November 15
  • Spring Semester Transfer candidates by November 1
  • Early Decision II candidates by January 10
  • Regular Decision candidates by January 15
  • Fall semester Transfer candidates by March 1

Income Tax Returns:

Income tax returns are not required of all need-based aid applicants, but if your parents are self-employed or own a business, we may request a complete copy of their recent federal tax returns including all schedules, W-2s, and business returns. All requested tax documentation must be received by May 1.

Late applications will be considered and additional offers made to late applicants only to the extent that aid funds are available.