William & Mary

FAFSA/CSS Profile Filing Dates

Summary

Priority filing dates for new and returning students as it relates to the CSS Profile and FAFSA.

Full Description

Note for Returning Students: 

  • You can submit the 2018-19 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2017.  However, you are not required to file this early, as our aid deadlines are quite a bit later than that date.  We will not begin to review continuing students until early summer of 2018 for 2018-19 awarding.

Early Decision students:  FAFSA and CSS Profile priority filing by 11/15, with a final date of 12/12.  However, you may not receive your aid decision before William & Mary closes for the Winter break in December if you chose to file with the later deadline.

Regular Decision students:  FAFSA and CSS Profile priority filing by 2/1, with a 3/1 final date.  You will be able to file beyond the final date, however you may not receive your aid decision before you have to make a deposit decision on May 1.  

Transfer students for spring:  FAFSA and CSS Profile by 11/15.

Transfer students for fall:  FAFSA and CSS Profile by 3/1.

Returning undergraduate students:  FAFSA only by 4/15.

Please note that filing the CSS Profile and the FAFSA are only necessary if you are seeking need-based financial aid.  They are not used by William & Mary in decisions relating to the awarding of merit-based resources.

Our FAFSA School Code is 003705, and our CSS Profile code is 5115.

 

Filing Summary Table
Classification
Priority Date
Final Filing Date
Early Decision
11/15
12/12
Regular Decision
2/1
3/1
Transfer (spring)
11/15
11/15
Transfer (fall)
3/1
3/1
Continuing *Do NOT
File the CSS Profile*
4/15
n/a

Applications received after these dates WILL NOT be guaranteed grant consideration. Funds are LIMITED, so apply on time!