Financial Aid Deadline - Help Please!!!

<p>A while ago, I misread the deadline for sending in FAFSA and CSS PROFILE for Dartmouth so I haven't done it yet... but now my dad's been away on business and still is, so I don't know if I'll be able to send in the forms by the deadline (tomorrow). Is it ok if I send it in a few days late? I'm worried about this!</p>

<p>Thanks a lot!</p>

<p>I don't have the answer, but you can probably find out tonight at:
Dartmouth</a> Direct Live! Dartmouth Direct</p>

<p>With Dartmouth's financial aid deadline fast approaching (applications due February 1st), I invite you to join us for a live video chat about financial aid on Tuesday, January 31 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. Hear from one of Dartmouth's Financial Aid officers, and submit your questions to be answered live during the chat.</p>

<p>Tuesday's chat will be a great opportunity to hear direct answers to your questions regarding the financial aid application, including:</p>

<pre><code>How to find the correct paperwork to fill out the FAFSA.
What you need to know if you are an international applicant.
How we consider unusual family circumstances.
Sign on to Dartmouth Direct to join Tuesday's chat. No webcam is needed.
</code></pre>

<p>We look forward to answering your questions about the financial aid application process in this week's chat.</p>

<p>Sincerely,
Maria Laskaris
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid</p>

<p>Thanks a lot! They did answer my question. In case anyone else is wondering, they said that there is no consequence for submitting the financial aid forms late.</p>

<p>person123456789, They may tell you no consequence, but it is implicit that they will consider and serve finaid requests in the order that they are rec'd. Think about it, if someone submits everything by Jan. 21, and you do the same but by Feb 4., who is going to get served first - practically and ethically? Fed money gets scooped first or factored into a potential award by the college first, and may serve as a requisite or harbinger for grant/aid consideration from the school. Example, some schools aid packages are triggered by eligibility for a Pell Grant. That's why they are called priority deadlines. I wouldn't delay in getting your materials in. My experience, I have two in school . . . Good luck! Mr. VC</p>

<p>I believe there is a $500 reduction in aid for not meeting the IDOC deadline, so do not miss that one.</p>

<p>^^mrvc, while your advice is very prudent for students applying to schools that have limited financial aid budgets and don't meet full need, that is not the case with Dartmouth. Dartmouth will meet a student's demonstrated need no matter when they apply. Whether a student's financial aid package is completed first, or last, by the FA office, it will be evaluated and put together based solely on that student's determined financial need, not at all by when it was submitted. All this being said, it is still important to meet the school's published deadlines.</p>