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 Student Financial Services team. We'll work with you and your family to make your education affordable.



Financial Aid Application Deadlines

Early Decision November 15, 2024
Regular Decision January 6, 2025
Transfer March 1, 2025

Financial Aid application requirements for US Citizens and Permanent Residents:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is not an initial requirement for the 2024-2025 academic year, given the uncertainty of the FAFSA Simplification Act application timeline.
We will reach out to enrolled students with additional requirements.

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.

2024-2025 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.

2022 federal tax returns for the student

Include all schedules and W-2 forms. If you didn't file 2022 taxes, submit a 2022 Non-Tax Filer’s Statement, which can be found on the IDOC website.

2022 federal tax returns for custodial parents

Include all schedules, statements and W-2 forms.

Questions? Contact Student Financial Services. We'll work with you and your family to make your education affordable.