2018 – 2019 Renewal Application Process for Returning Students

The financial aid renewal application process for the 2018-2019 academic year is outlined below. Note that we continue to work to refine the application process for our continuing students. Accordingly, some application requirements for returning students have changed.

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.

All returning students should check the Documents tab of their My Financial Aid portal for specific document requirements.  Additional documents may be requested after we receive your initial application based on the information you provide and our verification policy.

Returning Student Deadlines
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
School Code 001174 (U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens)
March 2, 2018*
College Scholarship Service(CSS) PROFILE
School Code 4693
May 1, 2018
2016 Federal Tax Returns & Supporting Documents to IDOC May 1, 2018

*California Residents must submit their FAFSA by March 2, 2018.  All other returning students must submit all documents by May 1, 2018*.


We encourage all families to meet all published financial aid deadlines.  If you submit a financial aid document after a published deadline, your financial aid may be delayed and/or reduced. If unforeseen circumstances caused you to miss the published deadline you may submit a late status appeal and include documentation. If at all possible, we encourage you to file your application materials well in advance of the deadline dates.

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?”

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. If we have previously approved your appeal to waive the noncustodial parent application, you need not appeal again. Your prior appeal approval still stands.

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 not later than May 1, 2018

  • 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 Parent Non-Tax Filer Statement
  • 2018-2019 Verification Worksheet – Signed by both the parent and the student

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 Deadline March 2, 2018:

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 California Dream Act Application by March 2, 2018 and the CSS/Financial Aid Profile form and provide supporting documentation by May 1, 2018.


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.