Your college education is one of the most important investments you can make in yourself. At the University of Rochester, we’re committed to helping students meet their financial needs. We do this through a variety of financial aid options.
Application deadline for returning students
The application deadline for returning students for the 2024–2025 academic year is March 15, 2024. Instructions will be emailed to students beginning in the late fall semester, and reminders will continue to be sent bi-weekly to those students with incomplete applications.
Returning undergraduates who have not submitted their application with all supporting documentation by this deadline are not guaranteed full consideration for need-based University grant assistance and may have their institutional aid reduced due to limited funding.
Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC)
Select undergraduate students are required to submit additional paperwork the College Board’s IDOC service. If you’re required to submit your application via IDOC, you should send all required paper documents directly to the College Board and not the Financial Aid Office. Instructions can be found by logging in to your FAOnline account and reviewing the Required Document screen. If you have questions, please contact your financial aid counselor.
Financial aid trends
What to expect year-to-year
Students may see their need-based aid change between years for a variety of reasons. Those reasons aren’t always clear to students, so we’ve put together a video that explains the broader trends behind financial aid and what to expect year to year as well as some common reasons you may see a change. For students and parents interested in learning more about our aid policies, we encourage you to read over our financial aid handbook.