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Applying for Aid as a Transfer Student


Case Western Reserve strongly recommends that transfer students complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® to maximize their opportunities to secure financial assistance from both federal and non-federal sources (such as our own institution). To be considered for federal financial aid alone, you need only complete the FAFSA.

Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®

More than 90 percent of grant and scholarship assistance offered to Case Western Reserve University undergraduates is provided through Case Western Reserve resources. Entering transfer students are required to complete and submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® in order to be considered for need-based institutional aid from Case Western Reserve.

Dependent students must complete the form with their parents, while independent students complete the form using his or her household information.

The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® code for all CWRU undergraduates is 1105.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

U.S. citizens and permanent residents must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for federal student aid, including the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Direct Loans, Federal PLUS Loans and Federal College Work-Study. The FAFSA is required of all U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying for need-based institutional aid from Case Western Reserve.

Dependent students must complete the form with their parents, while independent students complete the form using his or her household information.

The FAFSA school code for all CWRU undergraduates is 003137.

Deadlines

Transfer applicants for admission should observe the following priority deadlines for completing the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® and FAFSA:

Transfer Application PlanPROFILE and FAFSA Deadline
Fall Semester (August) Early Plan  April 1
Summer Semester (nursing students only)  April 1
Fall Semester (August) Regular Plan May 15
Spring Semester (January) Oct. 15

Application Supplements (if requested)

Upon receipt of a student's application, the Office of University Financial Aid may require additional information. Students will be notified of the request via email and can view required documents in the My Financial Aid portal's Documents tab. 

Only submit additional forms if requested by the Office of University Financial Aid. Download them from the appropriate forms library

IRS Tax Transcripts may be requested by the filer at irs.gov. Telephone requests may be made at 800.908.9946, or by completing and mailing IRS Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript for Tax Return.

Notification of Financial Aid Eligibility

Once you have completed either the FAFSA or PROFILE you may receive a preliminary award; however all documentation required to complete your financial aid record is required before we can provide an official award. It is not unusual for students to receive multiple award revisions when new or additional documentation is submitted.