Information for Prospective Students

Your education is an investment in yourself and your life. At Scripps College, we are committed to helping prepare you for success in all aspects of your life, including this one. We can help you understand what resources are available to help you manage your investment in a Scripps College education.

2023-2024 Financial Aid Applications and Materials are Available October 1, 2022

Below, we have provided some essential information to get you started in applying for financial aid.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

All prospective students who wish to be considered for Scripps College need-based financial aid MUST meet all published financial aid application deadlines.  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 substantially reduced. We encourage you to file your application materials in advance of the deadline dates if at all possible.

First-Year Students


Fall 2023 Early Decision I: November 15, 2022

Fall 2023 Early Decision II: February 1, 2023

Fall 2023 Regular Decision: February 1, 2023


Transfer Students

Spring 2023: November 15, 2022

Fall 2023:  March 2, 2023


Financial Aid 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 under the California Dream Act(AB540) should complete a CA Dream Act Application in lieu of a FAFSA.
  • Report income and tax information from the 2021 tax year when you complete the 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 academic year.
  • If your parents are divorced and your custodial parent has remarried, be sure to include all stepparent information in the FAFSA.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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 submit your supporting documentation. To ensure your data privacy, the Office of Financial Aid discourages students and parents from submitting documents with 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 signed copies of their and their parent(s) completed 2021 U.S. income tax return(s) 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) 2021 Federal Tax Returns including all tax schedules, W-2 and 1099 forms.
      • Non-Tax filers must include all W-2 forms and the 2023-2024 Parent Non-Tax Filer Statement
    • Signed Copies of  Student 2021 Federal Tax Return including all tax schedules, W-2 and 1099 forms.
      • Non-Tax filers must include all W-2 forms and the 2023-2024 Student Non-Tax Filer Statement
    • 2023-2024 Verification Worksheet – Signed by both the parent and the student
  • All parent business owners or partners are asked to submit:
    • Schedule 1, Schedules C, and/or Schedule E from their 2021 Federal Tax Returns, along with K-1 schedule(s) for each corporation or partnership.
  • Non-Filing Statements and Verification Worksheets will all be available in your IDOC Dashboard.

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

After November 16, 2022, check the Financial Aid Checklist your Admission Applicant Status page to ensure all documents have been submitted.

  • Documents submitted to the IDOC website may take 7-10 business days after upload to IDOC 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.
  • The Financial Aid Checklist in the Admission Applicant Status page will be updated daily after November 16, 2022.