Information for International Students

Scripps believes that diversity of thought, opinion, and cultures is critical to creating the kind of community of scholars at the core of our mission. International student admissions applicants who need financial assistance are encouraged to apply for financial aid when they apply for admissions. Please note that a limited amount of financial aid is available to international students.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Fall 2018 Early Decision I: November 15, 2017
Fall 2018 Early Decision II: February 1, 2018
Fall 2018 Regular Decision: February 1, 2018

Financial Aid Application Requirements

To apply for financial aid at Scripps College, complete the steps outlined below.

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

Use the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) to submit income and tax information and supporting documentation

  • 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:
  • Copies of signed Parent(s) 2016 Foreign Income Tax Returns
    • International applicants must submit a translated copy of their parents’ most recent tax return and wage statements.
  • 2018-2019 Parent Non-Tax Filer Statement
  • 2018-2019 Student Non-Tax Filer Statement
  • All parent business owners or partners are asked to submit:

Business/Farm Supplement form for each business or partnership.

Check your Financial Aid Checklist in your Admission applicant status page.

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


Financial Aid for Future Years for International Students

Financial assistance for international applicants is limited. Financial aid for international students is only awarded at the time of admission. Your aid offer will be renewed each year for up to 8 semesters as long as you enroll full-time and make Satisfactory Academic Progress toward your degree. Financial aid is not re-evaluated for international students. Since your EFC is fixed upon admission, your financial aid award in future years will adjust slightly with the change in cost of attendance.