Financial Aid Forms
If you received an email asking for some additional forms or required documentation to be completed, you'll find directions on how to complete those forms below. Scan the list and compare with your email notification to make sure you are completing the correct form.
Both the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan and the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan require the completion of the following forms:
Perkins, McElroy or Mable Sherman Loan
If you got an email about one of these loans, you need to complete the promissory note.
Electronic Notification and Authorization Form - all new students must complete this.
Update estimated tax information on FAFSA
Once your current tax returns are complete, return to your FAFSA and update your tax information. Make sure to also update your filing status from "will file" to "completed" for both yourself and your parent(s).
FAFSA Resolution Required
Please contact our office to discuss what we need from you.
FAFSA Signature Page
Return to your FAFSA application and identify which signature is needed. A digital signature will require a simple click.
File your FAFSA
If you haven't already completed your FAFSA, you need to do so in order for us to allocate your financial assistance.
Outside Scholarship Form
New students, use your student portal to complete the form on any outside scholarships you may be receiving.Work Study Forms
If you are a deposited student that was awarded work study, congratulations! Now, we need you to complete a Student Work Study Form, which is accessible using your Cornell user name and password.
Special Circumstance Form
If you feel you have a special circumstance that we need to consider before allocating your financial assistance, review the special circumstances that can be considered and complete the Special Circumstances Form.
Parent Division of Income and Assets Form
If your parents have become separated or divorced since completing the FAFSA, we need you to complete the Parent Division of Income and Assets Form.
Dependency Override Form
If you feel you have a special circumstance in which your dependency status should be changed to independent status, we need you to review what circumstances might qualify you for this override and then, complete the Dependency Override Form.
High School Transcript
If you received an email from us asking for your high school transcripts, you need to contact your high school and request they send us your final high school transcripts to Cornell College Admission Office.
Your financial aid application was selected for a process called Verification. The Department of Education has randomly selects students for the verification process. In this process, we are required to compare the information on your FAFSA with the information provided on the Verification Worksheet along with signed copies of your individual and your parents' federal tax returns.
Step one: Fill out the Verification Worksheet Form.
Step two: Submit the Verification Worksheet Form, the student and parents' 2015 signed tax returns and the verification of non-tax filing statement (if applicable).
Your financial assistance package may change if the verification results change your expected family contribution. You'll receive a new and updated Student Aid Report (SAR).
Make sure to complete the correct Verification Worksheet Form that we've indicated in the email we sent you and email, fax, or mail it back to us. We've grouped the worksheets into two groups, dependent status and independent status. Scan through the correct list to find your worksheet.
- V1 - Dependent Verification Worksheet
- V4 - Dependent Verification Worksheet
- V5 - Dependent Verification Worksheet
Federal Tax Return
2015 signed federal tax return. We do not require the schedules.
The Department of Education is requiring students and/or parents that did not file taxes in 2015 and are selected for verification to complete the verification of non tax filing statement.