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Financial Aid for Current Students

Domestic students receiving financial aid must reapply annually in order to continue to be considered for assistance.
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Application Requirements

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

CSS PROFILE (school code 2086)
  • Available online, October 1.
  • Eligible applicants will have the fee waived automatically
  • After your PROFILE is processed the Noncustodial PROFILE will be requested if your biological or adoptive parents live apart and are divorced, separated, or were never married to each other.
FAFSA (school code 002701)

International Students, Including Undocumented and DACA Students

International students currently receiving financial aid do not need to reapply for aid annually. Financial Aid eligibility will automatically be reviewed based upon the initial application filed prior to enrollment.

International students who become U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens during their enrollment will thereafter be treated as domestic students and must reapply for aid annually.
Additional financial aid application requirements may be added if your application is selected for federal or institutional verification. Students should log onto the Colgate portal to confirm receipt of financial aid application requirements and submit all missing financial aid materials in a timely manner.

Current Student Deadline
Domestic students March 1


Applying for Federal Student Aid Only

Domestic students applying only for federal student aid need not meet the deadlines noted above, and need not submit the CSS PROFILE. They may instead submit just the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at any time during, or in the months immediately preceding, the academic year for which they are seeking federal assistance.