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How long does it take to complete IDOC?

How long does it take to complete IDOC?

about five business days
It takes about five business days to process the information once the College Board receives it.

Do I have to do IDOC?

If you submitted the CSS ProfileTM to apply for college financial aid (about 250 schools and scholarship agencies require it), you may be required to use IDOC, a document collection service.

How do I find my IDOC ID?

Your IDOC ID is located on your IDOC Cover Sheet and IDOC Requirements. If you do not have either document, go to the IDOC Sign-In Page. Enter your SSN and your Date of Birth, and then click Sign-In.

What is the IDOC for College Board?

Institutional Documentation Service
The College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) collects documents from applicants on your behalf. Our unique service provides the images of the documents on our secure website and transmits the key-entered data from the tax returns directly to you for fast and effective data validation.

What documents do I need for IDoc?

Institutional Documents Service (IDOC)

  • Federal income tax returns for custodial parents (or non-tax filer statement)
  • Federal income tax returns for student (or non-tax filer statement)
  • Federal income tax returns for noncustodial parent, if applicable (or non-tax filer statement)

Does IDoc cost money?

There is no cost to students for the IDOC service. After submitting the CSS Profile, IDOC allows for secure electronic upload, transmission, and submission of supporting financial aid documents and materials (federal income tax returns and schedules, W-2s, 1099 forms, etc.).

What happens if you miss the IDoc deadline?

If you miss the deadline, your provisional award information may arrive after your admissions decision. However, you are still eligible to apply for financial aid, and your award will not be reduced because of late submission.

What documents do I submit to IDoc?

You will likely be asked to upload specific year tax returns, W-2 forms, and other financial aid documents for yourself and all of your parents. Parent documents are uploaded by following the same process as the student.

How do I find my CB financial aid ID?

If you need to locate your CBFinAid ID, sign into your CSS Profile account and navigate to your Dashboard, where you’ll see your CBFinAid ID listed.

What is the difference between IDoc and CSS Profile?

While the CSS Profile and the FAFSA take your information and they then send a report to the college, the IDOC allows you to directly submit documentation to schools through their secure portal. You can create a FAFSA or CSS Profile on your own initiative, but IDOC requires that schools select you to participate.

Are IDoc and CSS the same?

As opposed to the CSS Profile and the FAFSA which send a report of your information to colleges, IDOC allows you to submit those documents directly via a secure portal. If IDOC is required, you will be notified via your College Board account as to what documents are needed to be uploaded.

Is IDoc part of CSS Profile?

The College utilizes the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service, known as IDOC (pronounced “eye-dok”) to receive and process the financial aid application materials that accompany the CSS Profile and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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