Information for Current Students

The financial aid renewal application process for the 2019-2020 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.


2019-2020 Financial Aid Applications and Materials are Now Available

Financial Aid Deadlines

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 at all possible, we encourage you to file your application materials well in advance of the deadline dates.

2019-2020 Aid Applicants – California Residents Deadline: March 2, 2019
2019-2020 Aid Applicants – Non-California Residents Deadline: May 1, 2019

Financial Aid Application Renewal: Application Requirements

To apply for financial aid at Scripps College, complete the steps outlined below. 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 Profile is required to be considered for Scripps College institutional grant assistance.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Scripps College FAFSA School Code: 001174
  • Complete this form if you want to apply for federal and state financial aid.
  • If you want to be considered for federal or state aid only, you only need to complete this form.
  • This form should be completed by US citizens, permanent residents, and other eligible non-citizens only.
  • Report income and tax information from the 2017 tax year when you complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA.
  • Report asset values as of the day you complete the FAFSA.
  • Report family size and number in college based on what will be during the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • If your parents are divorced and your custodial parent has remarried, be sure to include all stepparent income and asset information.
  • We encourage you to use the FAFSA-IRS Data Retrieval Tool to complete your FAFSA.
  • 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?

Complete the CSS Profile.

  • Scripps College CSS Profile School Code:4693
  • Complete the CSS Profile to apply for Scripps College need-based financial assistance.
  • Students with divorced or separated parents:
    • Both parents will complete their own CSS Profile application.
    • Each parent will access their CSS Profile with different College Board log-in credentials.
    • If your parent(s) have remarried, be sure to include all stepparent income and asset information.
    • If you have previously had an appeal approved to waive the noncustodial parent CSS Profile, you do not need to submit an appeal again. Your prior appeal decision will stand for your entire enrollment at Scripps.
  • Report your Social Security Number correctly on the CSS Profile to avoid delays in processing.

Read all CSS Profile instructions and view the CSS Profile Tutorial for more information.

Use the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) to send your family’s federal tax returns and supporting documentation as requested.  To ensure your data privacy, the Office of Financial Aid discourages students and parents from submitting and documents with un-redacted Personally Identifiable Information(PII) via fax or email. PII is information that can be used to trace your identity like your social security number and date of birth.  Instead, all students and parents should submit required documents to the College Board’s IDOC Document Imaging Service. The IDOC service is a secure online service which will accept your documents from you and transfer images to the college securely.

  • When you complete the CSS Profile, you will receive a notification from the College Board directing you to submit your required documents to the IDOC online service.
  • You must submit the following to the IDOC service:
    • Signed Copies of Parent(s) 2017 Federal Tax Returns including all tax schedules, W-2 and 1099 forms.
      • Non-Tax filers must include all W-2 forms and the 2019-2020 Parent Non-Tax Filer Statement
    • Signed Copies of  Student 2017 Federal Tax Return including all tax schedules, W-2 and 1099 forms.
      • Non-Tax filers must include all W-2 forms and the 2019-2020 Student Non-Tax Filer Statement
    • 2019-2020 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 2017 Corporate and Partnership Federal Income Tax Returns and K-1 schedule for each corporation or partnership.

Be sure to monitor the IDOC website and your My Financial Aid portal to ensure all of your required documents have been received and processed.

  • Documents submitted to the IDOC website may take five business days after receipt to be processed and appear in your My Financial Aid portal.
  • After you submit your financial aid application, you may find that additional documentation is required based on the information you provided.

Check your aid application status, and accept your awards in My Financial Aid portal. Continuing students who met the application deadlines above will be notified of their awards for 2019-2020 by June 7, 2019.


California Dream Act Applicants Deadline March 2, 2019

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, 2019, and the CSS Profile form and provide supporting documentation by May 1, 2019.