Information for Current Students

The financial aid renewal application process for the 2020-2021 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.

 

2020-2021 Financial Aid Applications and Materials  – Available October 1, 2019

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.

The Student Accounts Office assesses late fees and places restrictions on past due accounts. To avoid this expense and/or inconvenience, we encourage all students to meet applications deadlines so that your aid will be available in a timely fashion.

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

2020-2021 Aid Applicants – California Residents Deadline: March 2, 2020
2020-2021 Aid Applicants – Non-California Residents Deadline: May 1, 2020

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.
  • California residents eligible for state aid under the California Dream Act (AB540) should complete the CA Dream Act Application in lieu of a FAFSA.
  • Report income and tax information from the 2018 tax year when you complete the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 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 (DRT) when you 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(s) 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) 2018 Federal Tax Returns including all tax schedules, W-2 and 1099 forms.
      • Non-Tax filers must include all W-2 forms and the 2020-2021 Parent Non-Tax Filer Statement
    • Signed Copies of Student 2018 Federal Tax Return including all tax schedules, W-2 and 1099 forms.
      • Non-Tax filers must include all W-2 forms and the 2020-2021 Student Non-Tax Filer Statement
    • 2020-2021 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 2018 Corporate and Partnership Federal Income Tax Returns and K-1 schedule for each corporation or partnership.
  • 2020-2021 Non-Tax Filer Statements, 2020-2021 Verification Worksheets, and 2020-2021 Business/Farm Supplements will be available online in your IDOC Dashboard.

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 up to 5 business days 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. Depending on how you answer specific questions in the FAFSA and CSS Profile, your requested documents will change.

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 2020-2021 by June 5, 2020.

 

California Dream Act Applicants Deadline March 2, 2020

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, 2020, and the CSS Profile form and provide supporting documentation by May 1, 2020.