In order to maintain your financial aid, please follow the steps below. Please note that if a student only wishes to be considered for federal aid, they do not have to complete the CSS Profile.

1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • For federal and state aid consideration
  • Available January 1
  • Website:
  • Goucher's FAFSA code 002073
  • We encourage filers to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool when completing their FAFSA

2. College Scholarship Service Financial Aid Profile (CSS Profile)

  • For institutional aid consideration
  • Available October 1
  • Website:
  • Goucher's school code 5257.
  • If the biological/adoptive parents are divorced, separated, or were never married and are living separately, the CSS Noncustodial Profile (NCP) may be required.  The NCP is available on-line after the student has completed the CSS Profile.

3. Additional information such as citizenship documents or IRS Tax Transcripts may be required. If additional information is needed, the office will notify the student via email.  Required documents may also be found on the Financial Aid Student Tracking System (FASTS).

4. Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and maintain the appropriate grade point average required for your financial aid awards.

Priority Submission Dates

CSS Profile


Current Undergraduates

April 15

April 15
(March 1 for MD residents)