First-Year Undergraduate

To be considered for Federal financial aid you must submit:

2016-17 FAFSA is available starting January 1, 2016  
If you plan to attend Georgetown between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, file the FAFSA for the 2016-2017 School Year

2017-18 FAFSA is available starting October 1, 2016
If you plan to attend Georgetown between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, file the FAFSA for the 2017-2018 School Year

The FSA ID, a username and password, has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents.

For more information, refer to this link 

To be considered for Need-Based Institutional Scholarship, in addition to the FAFSA, you must submit:

Application Deadlines

First-Year Students
FAFSA & PROFILE: February 1
Tax Returns: As soon as possible but not later than May 1
IRS Data Retrieval or Transcript not later than May 1

Transfer Students
Tax Returns: As soon as possible but not later than May 1
IRS Data Retrieval or Transcript not later than May 1

Late Applicants
Students who apply for aid after the above deadlines may qualify for federal, state, or private aid, but cannot be guaranteed consideration for Georgetown University scholarship assistance.

Need-Blind Admissions

The university admits and enrolls students without regard to their financial circumstances and is committed to meeting the demonstrated financial need of eligible students through a combination of grants, scholarships, employment and loans from federal, state, private and university resources. Each student's need is re-evaluated annually to ensure equitable distribution of financial aid resources.


Your eligibility for federal, many state and some private aid programs is based on your financial need as determined by a formula mandated by Congress. The federal need analysis formula evaluates net income, some net assets, number of family members, number of family members in college and other relevant factors in order to calculate an expected family contribution toward educational expenses.

If you have other resources available to meet college costs, such as a state or privately-sponsored scholarship, these also must be considered in determining need for federal aid. If the cost of attending Georgetown is greater than your expected federal family contribution, you may be eligible for federal financial aid.

The Office of Student Financial Services reserves the right to withhold disbursement of financial aid until all required documentation has been received and verified. Financial Aid awards may be subject to revision based upon the verification process.

Tax Returns

Beginning February 1st, after you complete the CSS PROFILE you will receive notification and a cover sheet from the College Board that provides instructions for submitting your federal tax returns. You must submit complete copies, including all schedules and W-2 forms, along with the completed cover sheet to the College Board (IDOC).

When the College Board receives your documents, it will scan and transmit your income verification documents to Georgetown. You are required to submit all requested documents in one packet. Do not send documents separately.

US Citizens also filing an international tax return must provide translated tax documents with the reported income converted into US dollars. Current foreign exchange market rates are available now on

Non-filers must submit the IDOC cover sheet, and a copy of the 2015 W-2's to College Board (IDOC).

Additional Documentation

Self-Employed Parents/Students: Submit copies of the 2015 parent/student personal and business tax returns directly to the College Board.

Divorced/Separated Parents: Upon completion of the CSS PROFILE, students will receive an email to share with the non-custodial parent. The non-custodial parent will then be able to access, complete and submit the form directly to the College Board online, where the information will remain secure. If the non-custodial parent is unavailable to complete this application, a student can request a waiver.  The waiver form can be completed and sent to IDOC or directly to the Office of Student Financial Services.

Sibling Enrollment Verification: If you reported on your financial aid application that your sibling(s) would be enrolled in college, that enrollment must be verified. If Georgetown needs your assistance to verify sibling enrollment, the Office of Student Financial Services will notify you with further instructions on how to complete the process.

Changes to Reported Information: If the information you reported on your original application has changed, and you can document the changes, you may request another review of your financial aid eligibility. Please complete the form that corresponds to the academic year in which the change occurred.
2016-2017 Report of Special Circumstances 
2017-18 Changes to Reported Information

Requesting Additional Aid

You may be eligible for additional financial aid if there has been a change in your financial circumstances that was not reported on your initial aid application. Such changes may affect the calculation of your expected contribution towards college costs. Typical examples of changes include significant reductions in reported income, unreimbursed parental or spousal medical expenses, uninsured losses, loss of employment, a serious illness or the death of a parent or spouse.

In some cases students have special expenses that can be added to the standard educational cost of attendance used to determine financial aid need. Typical examples include the documented costs of child care, student health insurance premiums or unreimbursed student medical expenses. Students with disabilities may have special expenses related to their health care or living arrangements that can be recognized in calculating their need for assistance.

Financial aid is typically not available to cover non-educational costs for computers, telephone service, new clothing, automobiles or furniture and appliance rentals. Federal regulations do permit consideration of computer expenses for freshman only.

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