You’ll want to complete your financial aid application at the same time as your application for admission. Plan on filling out all paperwork at the same time for consistency in information submitted.
The custodial parent (or parents) with whom you live most of the time should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Board Profile (PROFILE). The forms should reflect only the income and assets of the custodial household (including a stepparent). Simon's Rock also expects reasonable financial support from the noncustodial parent. Non Custodial Parent Statement, available at https://ncprofile.collegeboard.com should be completed by the non custodial parent and submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
All the small print about your rights and responsibilities as a financial aid recipient is right here in the financial aid handbook .
On your application, indicate that you will apply for financial aid. Students who submit their financial aid forms with their application for admission are typically notified of their complete financial aid package within a few days of their admission decision. Applications for admission and financial are considered on a rolling basis as long as space and funds remain available, and early application is encouraged.
Based on the results of your FAFSA and Profile, or of your Certification of Finances and International Student Financial Aid Application, we’ll send you a financial aid package, which might include grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study opportunities. You and your family can then discuss any questions with our financial aid or admission staff before deciding whether to accept it.
Scholarship is renewable for four years – i.e., eight consecutive fall and spring semesters, not intersession or summer terms – starting with the first semester the award is scheduled to begin. Offer must be accepted by deadline or funds may expire or be awarded to another student. Scholarship is applied to tuition and may be adjusted if student receives other tuition-specific financial assistance.
Recipient must maintain enrollment status at Simon’s Rock as full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student, good social standing, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and satisfactory academic progress as detailed in academic policy.
Award is not transferable to other Bard institutions.