Financial aid deadlines for returning students

Domestic students
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), ​school code: 011385, as soon as possible after October 1 but before February 1.
  • Complete and Return the Financial Aid Application and accompanying documents by April 1.
International Students
  • Complete and return the COA Financial Aid Application for International Students and the COA Certification of Finances forms by March 1.

How to apply for need-based financial aid

Click on the links below to find the instructions and forms you’ll need

 

Instructions for domestic (U.S.) students

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1.
  • Submit  a Returning Student Financial Aid Form  along with required documents by April 1.
    • If your FAFSA is selected for VERIFICATION, the Financial Aid Office will contact you by March 1. If notified, please complete the Returning  Student Financial Aid Verification and Application (see below). 
    • If you are are not contacted by March 1, please complete the Returning Student Financial Aid Application (see below). 

Selected for VERIFICATION

2019-2020 Returning-Dependent Financial Aid Verification and Application(under 27)

2019-2020 Returning-Independent Financial Aid Verification and Application (27 and older)

NOT selected for VERIFICATION

2019-2020 Returning-Dependent Financial Aid Application (under 27)

2019-2020 Returning-Independent Financial Aid Application(27 and older)


Non-custodial documents for domestic (U.S.) students  


Instructions for international students

 Complete and submit the following documents by March 1:

  • Download the International Student Financial Aid Information and Forms Packet 
  • Complete the 2019-2020 College of the Atlantic Certification of Finances form
  • Complete the 2019-2020 College of the Atlantic Financial Aid Application for International Students 
  • Be sure to include any supporting documentation, which may include but are not limited to:   ~National Tax Return   ~Bank account records ~ Annual earnings statements ~Asset statements ~Letter/pay slip from employer ~ Business/Farm/Corporate Partnership tax documents                                     

Information on dependency status

  • At COA you are considered a Dependent student if you are under 27.
  • At COA you are considered an Independent student if you are 27 or older or have received an approved Dependency Override from the Financial Aid Office.