Financial Aid Deadlines

2016-2017

Deadlines

Know what to submit and by when—so you get the maximum aid you are eligible to receive.

Prospective/New Students

FormsCSS ProfileFAFSAGPA Verification FormFederal IRS Tax Transcript & W-2's
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 15February 1March 2November 15
Regular Decision DeadlineFebruary 1February 1March 2March 15

Current/Returning Students

FormsFAFSAFederal IRS Tax Transcript & W-2'sWoodbury Financial Aid Request Form
Application DeadlineMarch 2April 3April 3

Instructions

Prospective or New Students

Financial aid instructions and deadlines below are for domestic students applying to Woodbury University.

Students interested in only receiving federal and state grant and loan assistance need only complete the FAFSA.

CSS/PROFILE Information

WHAT is the PROFILE?

The PROFILE is an online application that collects information used by certain colleges and scholarship programs to award institutional aid funds. (All federal funds are awarded based on the FAFSA, available after January 1 at fafsa.ed.gov.) Some colleges may require additional information, such as tax returns or an institutional application. If your parents are divorced, some colleges will also require your noncustodial parent to complete the Noncustodial PROFILE.

WHEN do I file the PROFILE?

You may file the PROFILE as early as October 1. However, you should file no later than two weeks before the earliest priority filing date specified by your colleges or programs.

WHAT is the cost of  the PROFILE?

The fee for the initial application and one college or program report is $25. Additional reports are $16. Payment may be made via credit or debit card. Fee waivers are granted automatically—based on the information entered on the PROFILE application—to students who are first-time college applicants and are from families with low incomes and assets. International students are not eligible for fee waivers. This waiver covers the application fee and the reporting fees for up to eight colleges or scholarship programs.

Questions?

Contact customer support at (305) 829-9793 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, with extended hours from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. January through April) or email help@cssprofile.org.

Priority Decision Applicants

CSS/Financial Aid
Deadline: November 15

Follow the instructions below:

  • View CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE Interactive Presentation

CSS Interactive Presentation

  • Submit CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, referencing Woodbury Code: 4955, if you wish to be considered for Woodbury need-based grant assistance. For assistance in completing the PROFILE, contact customer service support at (305) 829-9793.

CSS/Financial Aid Profile

  • Submit Noncustodial PROFILE from the noncustodial parent (if applicable). The link and password for the Noncustodial PROFILE will be provided to the student directly from the College Board after he/she completes the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
  • Submit a signed copy of the parent(s)’/guardian(s)’ prior-year signed and completed federal tax return, including all applicable schedules, forms, W-2s, 1099s and Corporate/Partnership Federal Tax Returns with K-1s (if applicable). Copies can be submitted by:
    • E-mail PDF attachment to finaid@woodbury.edu
    • Mail to Office of Financial Aid, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA 91504)
    • Fax (818) 767-1104

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Deadline: February 1

  • Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online beginning January 1, referencing Woodbury Code 001343, if you wish to be considered for federal and state aid programs, and we will receive a copy of the results.

FAFSA

Note: You and your parents do not need to file a federal income tax return prior to completing a FAFSA. Estimate, to the best of your ability, you and your parents’ income on the FAFSA. Be sure to file your federal tax return early and use the FAFSA’s IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transmit you and your parents’ income tax return information from the Internal Revenue Service to your FAFSA.

California Residents Only

Cal Grant
Deadline: March 2

  • Submit Cal Grant GPA Verification Form due to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). Provide this form to your high school counselor or college registrar well before this deadline to allow time for processing. Document must be postmarked no later than March 2.

Cal Grant GPA Verification Form

Cal Grant Supplemental Documents
Deadline: March 15

The following supplemental documents, if requested, should be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office:

  • Copy of IRS tax transcript from the Internal Revenue Service* including W-2s and 1099s from you and your parent(s).
  • Signed final copy of any Corporate Federal Tax Returns with all K-1s (if applicable) for any corporation(s) in which you or your parents have an investment.
  • Signed final copy of any Partnership Federal Tax Return(s) with all K-1s (if applicable) for any partnership(s) in which you or your parents have an investment.
  • Submit Verification Worksheet for Dependent Student

Dependent Student Form

  • Submit Verification Worksheet for Independent Student 

Independent Student Form

  • Submit Business/Farm Supplement 

Business/Farm Form

* If you and/or your parent(s) file an amended federal tax return with the IRS, you must forward a signed copy of the amended IRS 1040X form to the Office of Financial Aid.

Instructions

Current or Returning Students

Students must reapply for need-based financial aid each academic year. It is important that you reapply for financial aid on time and meet all deadlines. Students who submit application materials past the deadlines are at risk of losing eligibility for institutional financial aid. Applications are reviewed between May and July for all returning students. Award notifications are sent out beginning in May.

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Deadline: March 2

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online to be considered for federal and state aid programs. Your Renewal FAFSA is partially completed with information you submitted last year; update the information and submit it. Enter Woodbury’s school code, 001343, on your application and we will receive a copy of your results.

Renewal FAFSA

Cal Grant
Deadline: March 2

  • Complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (required only for first-year California residents who are NOT currently receiving the Cal Grant). Current first-year students must submit their Cal Grant GPA Verification Forms to their high schools for certification because they may not yet have established a GPA at Woodbury University.

Cal Grant GPA Verification

Cal Grant Supplemental Documents
Deadline: March 15

The following supplemental documents, if requested, should be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office:

  • Copy of IRS tax transcript from the Internal Revenue Service* including W-2s and 1099s from you and your parent(s).
  • Signed final copy of any Corporate Federal Tax Returns with all K-1s (if applicable) for any corporation(s) in which you or your parents have an investment.
  • Signed final copy of any Partnership Federal Tax Return(s) with all K-1s (if applicable) for any partnership(s) in which you or your parents have an investment.
  • Submit Verification Worksheet for Dependent Student

Dependent Student Form

  • Submit Verification Worksheet for Independent Student 

Independent Student Form

  • Submit Business/Farm Supplement 

Business/Farm Form

* If you and/or your parent(s) file an amended federal tax return with the IRS, you must forward a signed copy of the amended IRS 1040X form to the Office of Financial Aid.