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International Step by Step
for prospective international students
applying for financial aid at Wellesley
These instructions are for prospective applicants who are non-US citizens or permanent residents. Prospective Canadians click here for step-by-step instructions. International applicants applying for financial assistance may only apply through the Regular Decision plan. Current international students are not required to reapply for financial aid.
Financial aid is limited for international citizens. The College's purpose is to support highly qualified candidates who could not otherwise attend. For more information regarding financial aid for international applicants, see the Admission-International Students FAQ web page.
If you gather the documents you'll need and have them handy, completing the required forms should be pretty straightforward. If you have any questions, you are welcome to call our office at 781-283-2360. We're eager to help.
|DOCUMENTS YOU'LL NEED|
|* pdf of Documents You'll Need|
|Statement of income||translated copy of parents' most recent tax return (including U.S. tax return, if applicable) or statement of earning from employer|
|Records of untaxed income||such as child support received, interest income,
support from family members, etc.
|Asset information||bank statements, investments (stocks, bonds, etc.), home equity, other real estate equity, and business/farm assets.|
* pdf of CSS PROFILE instructions
|Purpose||The CSS (College Scholarship Service) PROFILE, a form distributed by the College Board, allows students to apply for financial aid at over 600 colleges and universities, including Wellesley. The CSS PROFILE allows us to calculate eligibility for Wellesley need-based programs.|
|Who must file||
Anyone who wishes to apply for need-based financial aid.
|If your parents are divorced or separated, your custodial parent (the parent who provided more than 50% of your support during the preceding year) completes the CSS PROFILE. Your noncustodial parent should complete the International Student Financial Aid Application.|
|Filing date||The CSS PROFILE is available after October 15. Please be sure to complete the form by February 15.|
|Filing fee||CSS charges a fee for processing the PROFILE. The registration fee is $9 plus an application fee of $16 per college.|
|Wellesley CSS #||The CSS code for Wellesley College is 3957. You will be asked to list the colleges and universities who should receive your PROFILE data, which should include Wellesley.|
|How to complete||
Complete this form using actual or estimated income. Submit at profileonline.collegeboard.org
|Note||International students should report all figures using the currency in which you receive the majority of your family's income. All data will be converted into US dollars when submitted to colleges.|
*pdf of Income Documentation Instructions for International Students
|Purpose||Wellesley College collects your family's income information and other documents to determine your eligibility for need-based financial aid.|
|Who must file||Anyone who wishes to apply for financial aid.|
|Required documents||Translated copy of parents' most recent tax return (U.S. Federal, if applicable, or translated foreign return) or a translated statement of earnings from employer. All tax returns must be signed by your parents and must include all statements, schedules, and pages. Please include business taxes, if applicable.|
|Filing date||Please be sure to complete and submit these forms by February 15.|
Mail the above documents as a packet to:
Student Financial Services
|Additions and exceptions||Divorced or separated parents. Both your custodial and noncustodial parents (including stepparents) are expected to supply the required documents.|
|Non-tax filers. If the parent does not earn income, he or she should complete an international parent non-filer's statement .|