Returning Students

 

2018 - 2019

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the financial aid application deadline for returning students is March 1, 2018

All 2016 tax documents should be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office by fax to 212-280-8794 or by mail to Financial Aid Office, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.  Tax documents are not accepted by email.

Notification of financial aid awards for returning students who have submitted all required documents will be emailed before the first week of July, 2018.

Federal Aid Only: Students who are not interested in applying for need-based Barnard College Grant aid, but would like to take advantage of U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid, including Federal Direct Stafford loans and the Federal Pell Grant, are not required to complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE or the Noncustodial Profile.
 

2017-2018 Application Forms for Returning Students

Deadline

Submit form to:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), is available on October 1, 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year and uses 2016 tax information. Barnard's FAFSA Code Number is 002708.  

March 1, 2018

Complete online application

College Scholarship Service (CSS) Financial Aid Profile Form, is available on October 1, 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year and uses 2016 tax information.  Register for a Profile Application online at http://student.collegeboard.org.profile if you wish to apply for institutional financial aid, including a Barnard College Grant.  Indicate Barnard College (CSS Code Number is 2038) as the school to receive the PROFILE information.

March 1, 2018

Complete online application

Parents' 2016 Federal Income Tax Return (all pages and schedules) and Parents' 2016 W-2 forms

 

March 1, 2018 Financial Aid Office

Student's 2016 Federal Tax Return (all pages and schedules) and 2016 W-2 forms OR 2016 Student Non-Filer Certification Form  (if you are not required to file a federal tax return) along with proof of 2016 income (W-2 forms, 1099 forms, or other documentation).

March 1,2018 Financial Aid Office

When applicable, returning students must submit the following:

2018-2019 CSS (online) Noncustodial Profile.  (Refer to Barnard's policy.) March 1, 2018 Complete online application

New York State Express TAP application for NYS Residents only (http://www.hesc.ny.gov).   School code is 0155.

Immediately after submitting FAFSA

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

2016 Business Income Tax Returns (IRS forms 1120, 1120S, 1065 and Schedule K-1)

March 1, 2017 Financial Aid Office

2018-2019 CSS (online) Noncustodial Profile, (available starting 10/01/17 for 2018-2019)  (Refer to Barnard's policy.)

March 1, 2018 Complete Online Application

Noncustodial Parent's 2016 Federal Income Tax Return (all pages and schedules), Noncustodial Parent's 2016 W-2 forms, and Noncustodial Parent's 2016 Business Income Tax Returns (IRS forms 1120, 1120S, 1065 and Schedule K-1).

March 1, 2018 Financial Aid Office
2016 Parent Tax Non-Filer Certification Form  (for parents who are not required to file a federal tax return) along with proof of 2016 income (W-2 forms, 1099 forms, or other documentation). March 1, 2018 Financial Aid Office

2016 Untaxed Income Documentation (such as Workers Compensation, disability, etc.)

March 1, 2018 Financial Aid Office

Documentation of Social Security Benefits 2016 (Social Security Administration Form 1099-SSA) for all family members

March 1, 2018 Financial Aid Office

Documentation of Citizenship (only if you have a citizenship comment on your FAFSA)

March 1, 2018 Financial Aid Office

New York State Express TAP application for NYS Residents only (www.hesc.ny.gov).  School code is 0155.

Immediately after submitting FAFSA New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
Parents' 2016 New York State Tax Return for NYS Residents only March 1, 2018 Financial Aid Office

 

FAFSA - Federal Verification

 

The Department of Education randomly selects certain FAFSA records for a process called Federal Verification. When a FAFSA is selected, there are additional financial aid requirements necessary to confirm your financial aid eligibility. A message included in your FAFSA confirmation report (the Student Aid Report or SAR) will inform you of your selection for this process.

To satisfy the Federal Verification process, a Federal Verification Worksheet will be forwarded to the student for completion.

Although no longer required, instructions to request a tax transcript are outlined below.  There are several ways to request your Tax Return Transcript via online or through the mail.  Please make sure you request a Tax Return Transcript.

To download your Tax Return Transcript online:

  • Go to http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript and click on "Get Transcript Online" where you can view, print or download your transcript.  You will need to register to use this service and will need: 1) your SSN, date of birth, filing status and mailing address from your latest tax return, 2) access to your email account, 3) a credit card number or account number from an auto loan, mortgage, home equity loan or home equity line of credit, and 4) a mobile phone with your name on the account.

To order a Tax Return Transcript online and have it mailed to your home address, follow the options listed below:

  • Go to http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript

  • Click on "Get Transcript by Mail"

  • Enter your SSN, Date of Birth, Street Address, and Zip Code

  • Click Continue

  • Select Return Transcript for Tax Year (i.e. 2016)

  • Click Continue

A Tax Return Transcript can be ordered by phone. Follow the options listed below:

  • Call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946 (7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

  • Tax filers must follow prompts to enter their Social Security Number and the numbers in their street address. Generally, these will be the numbers of the street address that was listed on the latest tax return filed. However, if an address change has been completed through the U.S. Postal Service, the IRS may have the updated address on file.

  • Select “Option 2” to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript, and then enter “2016”

  • If successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive a paper IRS Tax Return Transcript at the address that was used in their telephone request within 5 to 10 days from the time the IRS receives the request.

  • IRS Tax Return Transcripts requested by telephone cannot be sent directly to a third party by the IRS.

A Tax Return Transcript can be ordered by mail. Follow the options listed below:

  • Complete Form 4506-TEZ (Request for Transcript of Tax Return) or Form 4506-T (Request for Transcript of Tax Return).

  • Form 4506-T is available online at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf or Form 4506-TEZ at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506tez.pdf.

  • Mail or fax the completed IRS Form to the appropriate address (or fax number) provided on page 2 of Form 4506T-EZ.

  • Your transcript(s) will be mailed within 5 to 10 days from the IRS.


Amended Tax Returns:

Students/parents filing an amended US federal income tax return should submit:


Availability of IRS Transcripts for Amended Returns:

  • Must be filed as a paper return

  • Generally available 12 weeks after the IRS receives the amended return


ID Theft Cases

  • Must be filed as a paper return

  • Generally available 8-11 weeks after the IRS receives the duplicate return

If you have any questions in completing the FAFSA, please contact the Federal Student Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 or email customer support at FederalStudentAidCustomerService@ed.gov.

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