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New Domestic Applicants - Early Action

The table below shows the name and deadline of every form that you need to apply for financial aid.  Use this table if you are a US Citizen or permanent resident applying to Caltech for admission as a first-year for entry in fall 2023.  Click on each form's name for more specific instructions. 

If you just want to apply for federal financial aid, you only need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  If we need more information to complete your application, we will contact you.

Priority Deadline: December 14, 2022
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Early Action Deadline Forms (click for directions)
Nov. 15, 2022 FAFSA
CSS Profile
Noncustodial Parent's CSS Profile (if applicable)
Dec. 14, 2022
Submit to IDOC after admissions decision

Caltech Supplemental Application 
Verification Worksheet 
Parents' & Student's Signed 2021 Tax Return OR Income Tax Transcript
Parents' & Student's 2021 W-2s
Noncustodial Parent's Signed 2021 Tax Return OR Income Tax Transcript (if applicable)
Noncustodial Parent's 2021 W-2s
(if applicable)
Business/Farm Supplement (if applicable)
Student Non-Tax Filer's Statement (if applicable)
Parent Non-Tax Filer's Statement & IRS Verification of Non-Filing (if applicable)

Mar. 2, 2023

Cal Grant GPA Verification 1
Jul. 15, 2023
Complete after matriculation
Caltech Scholarship Data Form

1 Residents of California only