Application Instructions for US Citizens
and Permanent Residents
|Required Forms||How to Apply/Where to Send|
|2013–2014 Eli Whitney
Financial Aid Application
Fill in on line, print, sign, and submit to Student Financial Services.
|2013–2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)||
Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Your taxable income must be verified by using the FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval Tool or by comparing it to an IRS tax transcript. If you filed your federal tax return electronically at least two weeks prior to today or submitted your paper returns 6–8 weeks prior to today, you may be eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. We strongly encourage you to use this tool which allows both the parent and student to provide consent to the IRS to upload data from your federal tax returns at the time you complete your FAFSA. If you have not completed your tax return yet, you will not be able to use Data Retrieval until you do. However, you can complete the FAFSA using estimates and go back later to complete the Data Retrieval.
You will not be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Process and must submit an IRS Tax Transcript if any of the following applies:
To request an IRS transcript go to www.irs.gov and click "Order a Tax Return or Account Transcript."
|2013–2014 CSS Profile||
Apply online at www.collegeboard.com. Required only for Eli Whitney students admitted in 2007–2008 and after.
|Signed copies of 2012 tax returns and W-2 form(s) for you, your parents, and your spouse||
Students admitted prior to 2007–2008: Mail directly to Student Financial Services.
Students admitted 2007–2008 and after: Mail to IDOC. You will send the tax return information, along with the required cover sheet, directly to the College Board's Imaging and Documentation Service (IDOC).
The IDOC Process
Beginning in February, and after you have submitted the CSS Profile Application, you will receive instructions from the College Board IDOC Service with a link to the IDOC Web site to print your cover sheet and requirements document. You should mail the tax information to the College Board along with the completed and signed IDOC Cover Sheet. When the College Board receives your documents, they will electronically image and transmit your tax return statements to Yale Student Financial Services.
Signed Copies with Schedules and W2 Forms
IDOC Cover Sheet
The College Board will not process any information without an IDOC Cover Sheet. Beginning in February, you can print a duplicate IDOC Cover Sheet from the College Board’s Website.
Just as if you submitted the returns directly to Yale Student Financial Services, the confidentiality of your information is ensured. The College Board will electronically store your information in a secure environment and the paper copies of your documents will not be retained. Your IDOC submission will be communicated only to Yale Student Financial Services.
|CSS Business/Farm Supplement (if required)||Submit the Business/Farm Supplement to Student Financial Services. Get the form here.|
|CSS Noncustodial Profile
|Applicants will receive a College Board e-mail with instructions. Submit 2012 tax returns directly to Student Financial Services. Required only for Eli Whitney students admitted in 2007–2008 and after.|
|Financial Aid Supplement for Special Scholarship||
Submit on line. Required only for Eli Whitney students admitted in 2007–2008 and after.
Recommended Submission Date
It is best if you submit the above materials by May 1, 2013.
|Regular Mail||Overnight Mail||Fax|
|Yale University Student Financial Services
PO Box 208288
New Haven, CT 06520-8288
Student Financial Services
246 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
When submitting financial aid information directly to Yale, send it to Student Financial Services and not to the Office of Admissions. Be sure that your name (as the student applicant) and your date of birth are listed on the top of each document.