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Prospective Undergraduates

We understand that the decision to invest in a quality education is substantial. That’s why we provide a sound program of need- based financial assistance. Typical packages include scholarships, grants, loans, work study, and outside awards.

Below are the financial aid application requirements for undergraduates applying as US citizens or eligible non-citizens for fall 2024. Additional items may be requested once a financial aid counselor begins to review your application. Any subsequent requests for information will be emailed directly to you. It’s important to meet the deadlines listed below and to respond promptly to all additional requests for information.

Application details

CSS Profile

The CSS Profile is used to determine your eligibility for need-based University of Rochester grant funding. In situations where a student’s parents are divorced, separated or were never married, the CSS Profile is required to be completed by both biological parents. Keep in mind that both parents use the same College Board website, but do not have access to each other’s CSS Profile.

Resources to help you complete the Profile can be found on the College Board website at Included on the site is the CSS Profile Student Guide, CSS Profile Overview and the CSS Profile Tutorial.

Be aware that there is a cost for filing the CSS Profile, but the College Board is able to waive the application fee for those families that qualify. During the application process, the College Board will determine if you are eligible for the fee waiver based on the information you provide on the Profile.

The Profile became available on October 1, 2023 for the 2024–25 academic year.

Our school code: 2928

CSS Profile


The FAFSA is used to help determine your eligibility for all federal aid programs.

The FAFSA became available in December 2023 for the 2024–25 academic year.

Our school code: 002894


Institutional Documentation Services (IDOC)

In addition to the FAFSA and the CSS Profile, some students may be required to provide additional documentation to the College Board’s IDOC Service, including institutional forms and relevant tax information. If you are required to send your application to IDOC, you will be emailed by the College Board. If another school has requested IDOC information from you and our school determines that we also need that information, we will have access to the documents you’ve submitted in response to the other school’s request. If we need anything further beyond those items, we’ll reach out via email to let you know.

To ensure that you receive IDOC correspondence, please add,, and domains to the safe senders list on your email system.

If you have questions regarding the IDOC process, visit the IDOC’s Frequently Asked Questions section on the College Board. You can also check out their IDOC tutorial or call them at 1 (866) 897-9881. If you have further questions about the IDOC process at Rochester, feel free to contact your financial aid counselor.


Application deadlines

Early decision (ED) I students

  • Submit the CSS profile by December 1, 12 a.m. (midnight) ET
  • Submit the FAFSA by January 15, 12 a.m. (midnight) ET

Early decision (ED) II students

  • Submit the CSS profile by January 15, 12 a.m. (midnight) ET
  • Submit the FAFSA by March 1, 12 a.m. (midnight) ET

Regular Decision Students

  • Submit the CSS profile by February 15, 12 a.m. (midnight) ET
  • Submit the FAFSA by March 1, 12 a.m. (midnight) ET

Transfer Students

Applying for Fall 2024

  • Submit the CSS profile by March 15, 12 a.m. (midnight) ET
  • Submit the FAFSA by March 15, 12 a.m. (midnight) ET

Applying for Spring 2025

  • Submit the CSS profile by October 1, 12 a.m. (midnight) ET
  • Submit the FAFSA by October 1, 12 a.m. (midnight) ET
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