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Financial Aid for Transfer Students

Colgate awards need-based financial aid to eligible students. Academic merit scholarships are not offered.
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Colgate grant assistance is limited to eight semesters for students who enter as first-year students, regardless of whether or not they were aid recipients in any given term. Courses transferred to complete Colgate degree requirements will reduce this eligibility.
Transfer Student Deadlines
Transfer (spring) November 1
Transfer (fall) March 15

Application Requirements

Students will be considered for Colgate’s need-based aid only when they apply for financial aid before an admission decision is made. Application form(s) are submitted for the year of intended enrollment. Application requirements for need-based aid vary based on your citizenship.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

CSS PROFILE (school code 2086)
  • Available online, October 1.
  • Eligible applicants will have the fee waived automatically
  • After your PROFILE is processed the Noncustodial PROFILE will be requested if your biological or adoptive parents live apart and are divorced, separated, or were never married to each other.
FAFSA (school code 002701)

International Students, Including Undocumented and DACA Students

CSS PROFILE (school code 2086)
  • Available online, October 1.
  • Eligible applicants will have the fee waived automatically
  • After your PROFILE is processed the Noncustodial PROFILE will be requested if your biological or adoptive parents live apart and are divorced, separated, or were never married to each other.
Additional financial aid application requirements may be added if your application is selected for federal or institutional verification. Students should log onto the Applicant Portal to confirm receipt of financial aid application requirements and submit all missing financial aid materials in a timely manner.

Applying for Federal Student Aid Only

Domestic students applying only for federal student aid need not meet the deadlines noted above, and need not submit the CSS PROFILE. They may instead submit just the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at any time during, or in the months immediately preceding, the academic year for which they are seeking federal assistance.

Visiting Students

Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid from Colgate and should continue to receive their home institution's financial aid when appropriate.