Early Financial Aid Estimate

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We understand that many families need to know how much financial aid they may receive before committing to F&M via Early Decision. We can provide you with an early estimate of the need-based financial aid for which you might qualify. This is an estimate only, not a guaranteed financial aid package. It also doesn’t guarantee or imply admission.

In the meantime, we encourage you to use our Net Price Calculator (NPC) or MyinTuition. Both are convenient tools that will take you no more than 20 minutes to estimate your eligibility for need-based financial aid and your out-of-pocket expenses at Franklin & Marshall College (F&M).

What's Required to Receive an Early Estimate

After you submit your request,  you will receive an email with instructions for the submission of applications and documents required for the Early Estimate. All these items must be submitted by:

Early Decision 1: November 3, 2023

Early Decision 2: January 5, 2024

You will need:

1. Your F&M admission application

Your first step is to submit your F&M application. You will not need to sign and submit the Early Decision agreement form at this time.

Learn how to apply to F&M

2. Your financial aid application

Your second step is to complete your CSS Profile (Fall 2024/Spring 2025). If your parents are divorced or separated, both biological/adoptive parent(s) will complete their own CSS Profile application. Each parent will access their CSS Profile with different College Board login credentials.

Learn how to apply for financial aid

3. 2022 Federal Tax Documents

You will need to upload all tax documents using the College Board's document uploading service called IDOC. You'll need to submit:

  • 2022 1040 (signed)
  • All 2022 W-2s
  • All personal and business schedules as well as business schedules for S-Corporations (i.e.  Form 1120-S, Form 1065, Schedule K-1s, Schedules C and E).