Available September 1 – Initial Application Form – The information you provide in the application form – demographics, family, education and activities – facilitates conversation with your admission counselor, and may be completed before paying the application fee. So you can start the application process early, up to a year before enrollment.
Available October 1 – The College Board PROFILE allows you to be considered for Simon's Rock aid, including many merit scholarships with amounts that vary on the basis of financial need. Complete the PROFILE at http://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile/. You'll need to pay a small fee and the directions can get arduous, but it's worth the effort. (If actual income and expense figures are not available, estimate as best you can.) Our code number is 3795.
Starting January 1 – The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows you to be considered for federal and state aid, including grants and low-interest student loans that generally offer more flexible repayment options than private loans. Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov (not fafsa.com). Our code number is 009645.
February 1 – Priority Consideration – Students who submit applications for both admission and financial aid by the February 1 priority date typically receive larger scholarships and have a larger proportion of their financial need met. All applicants will be considered for any merit scholarships for which they are eligible; no additional scholarship application is required. However, students interested in scholarships should also apply for financial aid at the same time as admission since many scholarships include a need-based component; that is, recipients are selected on merit while amounts vary on the basis of financial need.
May 1 – Regular Decision – Admission and financial aid decisions are made continuously through May 1. After May 1, admission and financial aid applications are considered on a space- and funds- available basis.
Spring (January) Start – Applications for January entry are considered throughout the fall. Few scholarships are available; however, eligible students will be considered for need-based aid.