Postbac: Apply for Aid

For 2024-2025 only the FAFSA opened on December 31. The Department of Education will begin transmitting FAFSA data to institutions in mid-March.

Required Forms Instructions
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Complete the online version of the FAFSA using Bryn Mawr College code #003237. You must sign your online FAFSA with an FSA ID.

Report social security numbers and full legal names as they appear on your social security card. Without them, the U.S. Department of Education cannot process your financial aid results.

FAFSA Tips: Your grade level for this program is 5th year/other undergraduate. You should enter that you are seeking “other/undecided”. Do not enter yourself as a graduate student or state that you are seeking a Master’s degree or Doctoral degree.

Available: December

Postbaccalaureate Preparatory Release Form

You must complete and return to the Office of Financial Aid the Postbac Preparatory Release Form before your loans can be certified. The Postbac Preparatory Release Form certifies whether or not you have previously borrowed Federal Direct Loans for preparatory coursework. Please note you are only eligible to borrow Federal Direct Loans for preparatory coursework taken in one single consecutive 12 month period.

If you plan to use private alternative loan funding you will need to complete this form.