Returning Student Application Procedures

Returning students should follow these financial aid renewal instructions.

Renewal financial aid packages are available the first week of July each year.

Step 1

Complete the FAFSA by 4/15.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be sure to list Babson College. Follow the FAFSA instructions for the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.

If you have not already done so, you must create a Federal Student ID (FSA ID), made up of a username and password. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on the Department of Education websites, such as the FAFSA and Federal Student Aid sites. Parents of dependents students must also create their own FSA IDs in order to electronically sign the FAFSA. Find more information about the FSA ID at studentaid.ed.gov.

Step 2

Submit all verification documents to IDOC by 4/15.

Once we receive your 2018–2019 FAFSA, we will initiate an email request from the College Board Imaging and Documentation Service (IDOC) for the following documents. If you no longer have access to the email request, you can also access the information online at https://idoc.collegeboard.org.

  • 2017 Signed Parent Federal Tax Return and schedules
  • 2017 Parent W-2s or 1099 forms
  • 2017 Signed Student Federal Tax Return and schedules
  • 2017 Student W-2s or 1099 forms
  • 2019–2020 Federal Verification Worksheet (available for download from the College Board’s IDOC service)

​Returning Undergraduate Financial Aid Application Deadlines

  Filing FAFSA online Submitting verification documents to IDOC Babson sends renewal financial aid package
Renewal candidates (returning students) 4/15 4/15 7/6