Current / Returning Students - US Citizens & Perm Residents

Submit by January 4, 2019

  • The CSS Profile Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 completed online by student and parent(s). If either parent is re-married, the current spouse’s information is also required.
    Williams CSS code is 3965
    complete and submit to apply for funding from Williams
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 2019-2020 online
    Williams FAFSA code is 002229
    complete and submit to apply for federal funds only – including the Federal Direct (student) and PLUS (parent) loans. Note that the FAFSA is required for all financial aid applicants.
  • Submit the following documentation to the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC)
    available online after October 1, 2018 or 24 to 48 hours after submission of the CSS Profile
  • Submit 2019-2020 Verification Statement – you must download the fillable form and print, complete and physically sign this from the IDOC website
  • Submit 2017 Federal Tax Returns for the student, including all schedules and W-2 forms (including Williams College) or a 2017 Non-tax Filer’s Statement
  • Submit 2017 Federal Tax Returns for custodial parents, including all schedules and W-2 forms
  • Submit 2017 Federal Business Tax Returns, including all schedules and K-1 forms, if parents are self-employed or involved in a Corporation, Partnership, or S Corporation.
  • If parents are divorced, separated, or were never married:
  • A CSS Profile must be completed by the noncustodial parent. Information about creating a parent College Board account is available here. Be sure to include the student social security number and CBFinaid ID on the CSS Profile to ensure that the student CSS Profile will match with the parent CSS Profile.
  • Submit 2017 Federal Tax Return for noncustodial parent, including all schedules and W-2 forms.
    If the noncustodial parent is re-married, the current spouse’s income information is also required. Please provide your noncustodial parent all of the instructions about submitting application materials to the College Board’s IDOC service.

U.S. Federal Tax Info

All U.S. Federal Tax Return Requirements
  • Must be copies of federal tax returns actually filed with the IRS; do not send state tax returns
  • Must include all schedules such as A, B, C, C-EZ, E, and/or F
  • Must include all W2 forms
  • If no taxes are filed, a Non-tax Filers Statement must be submitted
  • If parents hold an interest in a partnership or corporation, copies of all pages and schedules of the federal business income tax return(s), including all K-1′s, must be submitted to IDOC with personal federal income tax returns.


How to submit your documents to the IDOC
  • You can upload them via the IDOC website (recommended) or mail hard copies.
  • If mailing, you will print your IDOC Cover Sheet - be sure to fill in the IDOC Cover Sheet completely.
  • Submit only one, complete set of documents to IDOC - either via upload or mail.
  • Do not submit duplicate copies to Williams.
  • Use the IDOC version of the non-filing statements available on the IDOC website.


If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office

995 Main St.
Weston Hall 3rd floor
Williamstown, MA 01267 USA
Tel: 413.597.4181
Fax: 413.597.2999
Email: [email protected]