Requirements and Deadlines

Williams meets 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need. Once you choose Williams, we want the rest to be easy—including our financial aid process. You'll find plenty of information below to help. Start with the list of forms, then at the bottom of this page choose the supplementary guides that fit your circumstances.

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid team. We'll work with you and your family to make your education affordable.

Financial Aid application requirements for US Citizens and Permanent Residents:

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

Early Decision November 15, 2021
Regular Decision January 10, 2022
Transfer March 1, 2022

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (use code 002229)

The FAFSA is a government application that helps Williams determine your need. It's also required if you want to be considered for federal financial aid, whether you're a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen.

The CSS Profile (use code 3965)

The CSS Profile gives Williams the information we need to calculate your financial need. It's required for any student who wants to be considered for non-federal aid.

  • If the CSS Profile fee poses a financial hardship, a fee waiver can be requested here.
  • Please note: If either parent is remarried, the current spouse’s information is also required.


Submit the following documentation to the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). IDOC makes it easier for you to gather required financial documents and share them with Williams. Use IDOC’s step-by-step process to learn which documents we require and when they'll need to be submitted. The service will be available online 24 to 48 hours after you submit your CSS Profile.

2022-2023 verification statement

Download the fillable form from the IDOC website, print, complete, and physically sign it before uploading to IDOC or complete the fillable form from IDOC according to the instructions and sign it electronically.

2020 federal tax returns for the student

Include all schedules and W-2 forms. If you didn't file 2020 taxes, submit a 2020 Non-Tax Filer’s Statement, which can be found on the IDOC website.

2020 federal tax returns for custodial parents

Include all schedules, statements and W-2 forms.

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid team. We'll work with you and your family to make your education affordable.