Financial Aid Application Requirements

Students must apply for financial aid to be considered for Colgate's need-based aid. Application form(s) are submitted for the year of intended enrollment and requirements for need-based aid vary based on your citizenship.

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U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

The application is available online, October 1.

Colgate’s CSS Profile school code is 2086.

Eligible applicants will have the fee waived automatically.

If your biological or adoptive parents live apart and are divorced, separated, or were never married to each other, each parent should submit a CSS PROFILE reflecting his/her household and financial situation.

The application is available online, October 1.

Colgate’s FAFSA school code is 002701.

Create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) before completing the FAFSA.

If your biological or adoptive parents live apart and are divorced, separated, or were never married to each other, only your custodial parent needs to complete the FAFSA, reflecting only his/her household and financial situation.

Tips for completing the FAFSA

Residents of New York State are encouraged to apply for the well-known Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grant to supplement the generous financial aid offered by Colgate. To apply for TAP, follow the prompts at the end of the FAFSA or log onto tap.hesc.ny.gov

Colgate’s TAP code is 0125.

International, Undocumented, and DACA Students

International students who do not receive Colgate aid upon admission are not eligible for aid in subsequent years.

The application is available online, October 1.

Eligible applicants will have the fee waived automatically.

If your biological or adoptive parents live apart and are divorced, separated, or were never married to each other, each parent should submit a CSS PROFILE reflecting his/her household and financial situation.
 

Current Colgate Students

Domestic students receiving financial aid must reapply annually to continue to be considered for assistance.

Please note that, for the 2019-20 academic year, financial aid eligibility will be based on income information from tax year 2017. Continuing students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile as soon as possible in order to meet the November 30th deadline.

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.

All continuing students should be able to view their financial aid awards on their Colgate portal by early June 2019, provided that all required financial aid applications and documents have been received. 

If there are significant changes in your family’s financial situation, please contact our office so that your change in circumstances can be taken into consideration when reviewing your financial aid eligibility.

Available online, October 1.

Colgate’s CSS Profile school code is 2086.

Eligible applicants will have the fee waived automatically.

If your biological or adoptive parents live apart and are divorced, separated, or were never married to each other, each parent should submit a CSS PROFILE reflecting his/her household and financial situation.

Available online, October 1.

Colgate’s FAFSA school code is 002701.

Create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) before completing the FAFSA.

If your biological or adoptive parents live apart and are divorced, separated, or were never married to each other, only your custodial parent needs to complete the FAFSA, reflecting only his/her household and financial situation.

Tips for completing the FAFSA

Current Colgate Students - International, Undocumented, and DACA

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.

International students who did not receive Colgate aid upon admission are not eligible for aid in subsequent years.

Additional Information

Financial aid application requirements are the same for both early decision and regular decision candidates, only the deadlines are different.

Applying for Early Decision does not impact eligibility to receive financial aid. Any regular decision or early decision candidate who applies for financial aid on time and demonstrates financial need will have their need met in full.

Colgate financial aid is awarded based on financial need; the university does not offer merit scholarships. Please read the policies that apply to your financial aid eligibility and financial aid award.

Financial Aid Policies

Colgate grant assistance is limited to eight semesters for students who enter as first-year students, regardless of whether or not they were aid recipients in any given term. Courses transferred to complete Colgate degree requirements will reduce this eligibility.

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.

Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid from Colgate and should continue to receive their home institution's financial aid when appropriate.

Additional financial aid application requirements may be added if your application is selected for federal or institutional verification. Students should log onto the Applicant Portal to confirm receipt of financial aid application requirements and submit all missing financial aid materials in a timely manner.

Federal verification