Current/Returning Students: US Citizens & Permanent Residents

The following forms and materials are ideally submitted by November 15, 2021.

Note: If you are submitting documents after our submission date, rest assured that these documents will still be accepted and it will not negatively influence your application in any way.  Although if you are delayed, significantly, it may affect your ability to get a timely award.

Customized instructions are available for international students.


The CSS Profile (Use code 3965)

Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 completed online by student and parent(s). If either parent is re-married, the current spouse’s information is also required.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Use code 002229)


Submit the following documentation to the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). The service is available online after October 1, 2021 or 24 to 48 hours after submission of the CSS Profile.

2020 Federal Tax Returns for custodial parents

Include all schedules and W-2 forms.

2020 Federal Tax Returns for the student

Include all schedules and W-2 forms (including Williams College) or a 2020 Non-tax Filer’s Statement.

2022-2023 Verification Statement

Download the fillable form and print, complete and physically sign this from the IDOC website.

Additional Documentation for Students whose Parents are Self-Employed or Divorced, Separated or Never Married Expand

Please submit the following documentation to the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). The service is available online, 24 to 48 hours after you submit the CSS PROFILE. 

If your parents are self-employed or involved in a Corporation, Partnership, or S Corporation:

  • 2019 Federal Business Tax Returns: Include all schedules and K-1 forms. 

If your parents are divorced, separated, or never married:

U.S. Federal Tax Info Expand

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 1 through 6, A, B, C, E, F and/or SE
  • 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.

IDOC Expand

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.