Applying for Need-Based Aid

Incoming Students

Students seeking need-based financial aid will be notified of their complete financial aid package after the student has been informed of their admission and a FAFSA has been submitted to the College.  We recommend you file the FAFSA prior to the dates listed below to ensure your financial aid award is sent to you in a timely manner.  Kalamazoo College’s FAFSA school code 002275.

Admission ProgramFAFSA submitted by:Financial Aid Award Offer
Early DecisionNovember 15December 15
Early ActionNovember 15January 15 – March 15
Regular DecisionJanuary 15April 1

Use our Net Price Calculator to estimate the grants and scholarships that you may be eligible for. The estimated aid includes institutional, state, and federal grant programs.

Continuing Students

Continuing students who file a FAFSA must refile each year to renew their financial aid. The online application is available beginning Oct. 1 for the next academic year. Fill it out as soon as possible and include K’s FAFSA ID number, 002275. You will be required to submit tax data. Michigan residents must file a FAFSA by March 1 each year. If your legal residence is outside Michigan, you may look up the FAFSA deadline for your state.You may view your financial aid information by logging in through the Hornet HQ. Consult our policies to learn how not taking enough credits, course withdrawal and satisfactory academic progress can affect your financial aid. Estimate your costs and find more information on how your aid is disbursed.