Financial Aid: Transfer Students

Deadline for Spring: Nov. 1

Deadline for Fall: March 15

Financial aid for transfer students is available, though Bucknell aid is limited.

Admitted transfer students who have completed their financial aid applications will be notified of their financial aid eligibility before the enrollment deposit is due.

Note: It is extremely rare that international transfer students are eligible to receive financial aid.

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At the Office of Financial Aid, we welcome your questions throughout your financial aid journey with Bucknell.
 

APPLYING FOR TRANSFER TO BUCKNELL FOR THE SPRING 2022-23 ACADEMIC YEAR:

To apply for financial aid, students transferring to Bucknell University must:

  1. Complete the 2022-23 College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE at student.collegeboard.org/profile. CSS code: 2050
  2. Complete the 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov (required for all federal aid programs such as Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans and Federal Work-study). FAFSA code: 003238
  3. Complete the Bucknell University Non-custodial Parent Form if biological parents are separated/divorced.
    Bucknell University Non-Custodial Parent Form 2022-23 (pdf)
  4. Submit to Bucknell's Office of Financial Aid a signed copy of all pages and schedules of your parents' 2020 federal tax return (only federal — not state or local) and copies of parents' W-2 forms from 2020.
  5. Submit all documents by mail, fax or by uploading them by Nov. 1.

If you are admitted and decide to enroll, we will notify you by email if other tax or verification documents are required.

Admitted transfer students who have completed their financial aid applications will be notified of their financial aid eligibility before the enrollment deposit is due.

APPLYING FOR TRANSFER TO BUCKNELL FOR THE FALL 2023-24 ACADEMIC YEAR:

To apply for financial aid, students transferring to Bucknell University must:

  • Complete the 2023-24 College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE at student.collegeboard.org/profile. CSS code: 2050
  • Complete the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov (required for all federal aid programs such as Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans and Federal Work-study). FAFSA code: 003238
  • Non-custodial parents must complete the non-custodial application, noted as Household B in the CSS Profile.
  • Submit to Bucknell's Office of Financial Aid a signed copy of all pages and schedules of your parents' 2021 federal tax return (only federal — not state or local) and copies of parents' W-2 forms from 2021. Bucknell has contracted with the College Board to collect tax returns and other verification documents through their IDOC service. Applicants who have filed the CSS Profile will receive an email from IDOC with instructions for completing this requirement.
  • Submit all documents by mail, fax or by uploading them by March 15.

To complete a CSS Profile application, you need a College Board student account. If you need to complete the CSS Profile as a parent (or as a non-custodial parent), you still need to create and use a student account.
Account creation step-by-step:
1. Go to cssprofile.org
2. Click the "Sign In to" button for the appropriate application award year.
3. Click "Create Account" under "Don’t have an account?"
4. Create your account using your (the parent’s) information, not the student’s information.
Once you have created your account and are completing the CSS Profile application, be careful to answer student sections with the student’s information and parent sections with the parent’s information.

If you are admitted and decide to enroll, we will notify you by email if other tax or verification documents are required.

Admitted transfer students who have completed their financial aid applications will be notified of their financial aid eligibility before the enrollment deposit is due.

Application Deadlines

 

Semester enrollingApplication deadlineDecisions available
FallMarch 15May 1
SpringNov. 1Dec. 15

Contact Details

Financial Aid

Location

621 St. George Street