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 March 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 March 1.
    • If your FAFSA is selected for VERIFICATION, the Financial Aid Office will contact you. If notified, we’ll provide information on what is needed to complete your file.

Selected for VERIFICATION (forms coming soon)

2020-2021 Returning-Dependent Financial Aid Verification and Application (under 27)

2020-2021 Returning-Independent Financial Aid Verification and Application (27 and older)

NOT selected for VERIFICATION (forms coming soon)

2020-2021 Returning-Dependent Financial Aid Application (under 27)

2020-2021 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 (forms coming soon):

  • 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.