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Canadian Citizens

All Canadian citizens receiving financial aid must reapply annually in order to continue to be considered for assistance. Canadian students who have not previously received financial aid are welcome to apply as well.
Unless the Office of Financial Aid informs you otherwise, application requirements are as follows:
1) CSS PROFILE

The CSS PROFILE should be completed and submitted online here. The submission deadline is April 1. If you completed the PROFILE electronically last year, your user ID and password will be valid for this year's application as well. Colgate’s code for the PROFILE is 2086.

Please use the "Explanations/Special Circumstances" section of the PROFILE to provide information about any special circumstances about which you feel the Office of Financial Aid should be aware. In many cases we are not initially able to take such circumstances into account; but with further documentation, such as might be requested during the course of a financial aid appeal, we are sometimes able to make adjustments.
Noncustodial PROFILE (if applicable)

Information must be provided by each living biological or adoptive parent. If your biological or adoptive parents are divorced, separated, or were never married to each other, then the custodial parent (i.e., the parent with whom you more often reside) completes the PROFILE, and the noncustodial parent completes the Noncustodial PROFILE. The Noncustodial PROFILE process begins after completion of the custodial parent's PROFILE. Filing instructions will be provided by CSS electronically.
2) Tax Returns

In order to be considered for financial aid, you and your parent(s) are required by April 1 to submit current tax documents to the College Board's IDOC imaging service. This submission must be accompanied by an IDOC Cover Sheet, which the College Board will make available to you once you have completed your PROFILE. If you misplace your Cover Sheet, you can download and print a copy here. The following documents are required:
  • A signed copy of parent(s)'s 2013 Canadian income tax return(s); OR, if applicable, a signed statement that a tax return was not filed and not required, indicating also the amount and source of any 2013 income.
  • If applicable, a signed copy of the noncustodial parent's 2013 Canadian income tax return; OR, if applicable, a signed statement that a tax return was not filed and not required, indicating also the amount and source of any 2013 income.
  • A signed copy of student’s 2013 Canadian income tax return; OR, if applicable, a signed statement that a tax return was not filed and not required, indicating also the amount and source of any 2013 income.
Your financial aid application will only be reviewed once all required documents have been received. Providing false information in order to obtain financial aid will result in the cancellation of any aid.

Please note that Canadian students are not eligible for the U.S. federal student loans we routinely offer to our domestic students.  However, it's our understanding that many Canadian students are eligible for loan assistance in Canada.  Thus, the aid awards of Canadian students will generally include a "gap" equal to the amount of the loan we would ordinarily offer to a U.S. student of the same graduation year.  Students who learn they are not eligible for Canadian borrowing and have concerns about otherwise covering that portion of their educational expenses may contact the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment to discuss options.