U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Resident students must reapply for financial aid each year of enrollment by submitting the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, the FAFSA, and the CSS Noncustodial PROFILE (if applicable). Signed copies of the student and parent, or student and spouse’s (if applicable) federal tax returns, both business and personal, with all pages, schedules and W2 Forms must be submitted to the College Board Institutional Document Service (IDOC). Need-based awards are not automatically renewed. Eligibility for need-based financial aid (including federal loans) is assessed annually. The financial aid deadline for continuing students is April 15th. Only students who applied for financial aid from the College at the time of admission will be considered for grant assistance from the College in subsequent years of enrollment.

The College cannot guarantee that a continuing student will receive 100 percent of her determined eligibility if her application is received after the April 15 deadline.

All applicants must apply on time to their state scholarship programs each year. Some states will send grant applications. Bryn Mawr College will not replace forfeited state grants.

Tuition and Fee Increases

Tuition and fee increases are customary, and are used in determining the renewal award amounts. The family contribution is reassessed each year on the basis of the new information supplied on the application forms and supporting documents. The level of financial aid may change as a function of increased College costs and changes in family circumstances. The amounts and types of aid also depend on the amounts of federal and other funds that are made available to the College every year.