College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile & Application Paperwork
Those seeking to apply for financial aid must complete the College Scholarship Service (CSS) profile online. CSS offers an impartial, confidential evaluation based on information you provide on the profile form, to determine a student's need for assistance.
For families with separate households, the custodial parent is responsible for completing the CSS profile. The noncustodial parent is responsible for completing the Noncustodial profile.
Once you’ve completed the CSS profile, you’ll need to provide the following documents to our Financial Aid Office:
Parent and student federal IRS income tax returns (Form 1040 and all schedules) or translated annual tax forms from international filers
Federal Tax Returns for a corporation or partnership (1065, 1120S, 1120) and K-1 statements
Form W-2 statements or wage statements from an employer if outside the U.S.
Donor thank you letter (renewal applicants only)
Please email these documents to our Financial Aid office. If you are unable to scan your documents, you may fax them to our office at 618.374.5929.
Once your financial aid application is complete and all your documents have been received, the Financial Aid Committee will review your eligibility for aid based on demonstrated financial need. New students will receive their official financial aid award package following formal admission to Principia College.
Note: Principia does not use the FAFSA.
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