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Application Materials and Deadlines

The financial aid application consists of the CSS PROFILE, the FAFSA and submission of your most recent federal tax returns. The CSS PROFILE is used to determine institutional aid eligibility, while the FAFSA is used to determine federal and state financial aid eligibility. In some cases, outside scholarship organizations may require the FAFSA.

The table below indicates the financial aid deadlines based on your application type and links to the CSS PROFILE and FAFSA. You may also click on your student type to download a checklist of this information.

Application RequirementEarly Decision [pdf] Regular Decision [pdf] Transfer [pdf] Renewal [pdf]
Apply online: School Code 4607

Noncustodial PROFILE (if applicable)
ED1 - November 1 

ED2 - February   1
March 1 March 1 April 15
The CSS PROFILE is required for all students who want to be considered for Pomona College institutional aid. The Profile is waived for students who are eligible to file the FAFSA, whose parents' total income is less than $40,000 and are eligible to file a 1040A or 1040EZ tax form.

Noncustodial parents must complete the Noncustodial Parent Profile (NCP).

International applicants from the following countries must submit the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) [pdf] because they are unable to complete the Profile or submit payment by credit card: Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Sudan.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
must complete the FAFSA to be considered
for federal and state aid programs.
March 1 March 1 March 1 April 15
Tax Documents

Submit the most recent U.S. tax form,
Forms W-2 and schedules used
to file the Federal Tax Return.
March 1 March 1 March 1 April 15
International applicants must submit a translated copy of their most recent tax document or earnings statement and the International Student Certification of Finances [pdf] . Additional information for international applicants can be found on our International Student page.

Students who are randomly selected by the Department of Education for Federal Verification can learn more about what is required by reading our notes on the Federal Verification process.

Returning Students "How to Renew Your Financial Aid" - the PowerPoint from our presentation on renewing your financial aid for 2015-16 can be found here.

Additional Forms

Domestic Students

Federal Verification


Requests for Reconsideration of Expected Family Contribution

Families facing severe financial problems due to job loss, death of a parent, or business declines must complete and submit the Request for Reconsideration Worksheet along with supporting documents including but not limited to letter of termination from employer, tax statements showing reduced personal or business income. Requests without additional documentation will not be reviewed.