2018 – 2019 First-Year Application Requirements and Deadlines

Below are the financial aid application deadlines for students applying for first year admission to Scripps College who want to be considered for federal, state and institutional aid. Students interested in only receiving federal and state grant and loan assistance need only complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The CSS Financial Aid PROFILE is required to be considered for Scripps College institutional grant assistance. Scripps College is need aware in our admission process. If you submit a financial aid document after the published deadline, your financial aid may be reduced. We encourage you to file your application materials in advance of the deadline dates if at all possible.

Fall 2018
Early Decision I
Fall 2018
Early Decision II 
Fall 2018
Regular Decision
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Code 001174
U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens
November 15, 2017 February 1, 2018 February 1, 2018
College Scholarship Service(CSS) PROFILE
Code 4693
November 15, 2017 February 1, 2018 February 1, 2018
California Dream Act Application
AB540 Eligible Students
November 15, 2017 February 1, 2018 February 1, 2018
2016 Tax Returns & Supporting Documents to IDOC November 15, 2017 February 1, 2018 February 1, 2018

Students with Divorced, Separated or Never Married Parents

When completing the FAFSA, make sure the appropriate person is completing the application as your parent.  Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information on “Who is My Parent When I Fill Out My FAFSA?”:

Diagram: Who's My Parent When I Fill Out My FAFSA?

Applicants who report on the PROFILE that their parents are separated, divorced or were never married are required to have both parents complete their own CSS Financial Aid Profile. Each parent will access their CSS Profile with different College Board log-in credentials.

Under certain circumstances, students may appeal to have the  CSS PROFILE requirement from your noncustodial parent waived by completing the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Form. Additional documentation of the circumstance will be required.

Submitting Supporting Documentation to IDOC

Scripps College uses the College Board’s Institutional Document Service (IDOC) to collect income, tax and supporting documentation from students and their families.  When you complete the CSS Financial Aid Profile, you will receive a notification from the College Board directing you to submit your required documents to the IDOC online service.  Be sure to monitor the IDOC website to ensure all of your required documents have been received and processed. You must submit the following to the IDOC service:

  • Signed Copies of Parent(s) 2016 Federal Tax Returns including all tax schedules, W-2 and 1099 forms.
    • Non-Tax filers must include all W-2 forms and the 2018-2019 Parent Non-Tax Filer Statement
  • Signed Copies of  Student 2016 Federal Tax Return including all tax schedules, W-2 and 1099 forms.
    • Non-Tax filers must include all W-2 forms and the 2018-2019 Student Non-Tax Filer Statement
  • 2018-2019 Verification Worksheet – Signed by both the parent and the student

All parent business owners or partners are asked to submit:

  • Business/Farm Supplement form for each business or partnership.
  • Signed Copies of 2016 Corporate and Partnership Federal Income Tax Returns and K-1 schedule for each corporation or partnership.

We encourage families to meet all published financial aid deadlines and to respond to requests for additional information in a timely manner.  If unforeseen circumstances caused you to miss the published deadline, you may submit an appeal and include documentation.

Prior-Prior Year:

Beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, families will report their income and tax information from two years prior to the academic year.  For those applying for 2018-2019, you will submit information from your family’s 2016 Federal Income Tax Return on your FAFSA and CSS Profile.  Both the 2018-2019 FAFSA and the CSS Profile applications will be available on October 1, 2017.  Remember, only the income and tax information will come from 2016. Questions about asset, demographic information, and marital status should be reported as of the date the application is completed. Information about family size and number in college should reflect what will be during the 2018-2019 academic year.

California Dream Act Applicants:

According to the State of California, students may apply for financial aid through the California Dream Act (AB 540) if they meet ALL of the following criteria: 1) have attended a California high school for at least three years or graduated early from a California high school with the equivalent of three or more years of credit; 2) have graduated from a California high school or have passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE), or have obtained a Certificate of General Education Development (GED); 3) will register or enroll in an accredited and qualifying California college or university; and 4) if applicable, they have completed an affidavit to legalize immigration status as soon as they are eligible.

Scripps College will fund these students with institutional funds to meet their demonstrated financial need. Federal Student Loans and Federal Work-Study employment are not available to these students. These students must also complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile form and provide supporting documentation.


We look forward to helping you through the financial aid application process. Should you have any questions, please contact us at finaid@scrippscollege.edu or call us at (909) 621-8275. Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, and summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Friday, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.