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Admission & Financial Aid

    Noncustodial Parent Waiver Form

    **Please note that this form is only necessary for domestic applicants. Additionally, returning students whose waivers were approved in a previous year do not need to resubmit each year unless specifically asked to do so.**

    Davidson College believes that primary responsibility for college expenses rests with students and their families.  Thus, regardless of their marital status relative to each other, both biological/adoptive parents will usually be required to submit financial information to establish a student’s eligibility for need-based financial aid.

    If you believe there are extenuating circumstances in your case that warrant consideration of a waiver of the requirement for the noncustodial parent, you may submit a waiver request along with supporting documentation.  Please note that a copy of the College Board’s "CSS Profile Waiver Request for the Noncustodial Parent" may be uploaded instead of completing the "Noncustodial Parent's CONTACT and SUPPORT" section of this form, if that section is required.

    The Financial Aid Committee will review your submission to determine whether your situation warrants a waiver of the CSS Profile for the noncustodial parent. Please be aware that submitting this form does not automatically result in a waiver of the CSS Profile requirement, and that waivers will not be granted based solely on a parent’s unwillingness to provide support.

    To request a waiver, please complete this Noncustodial Parent Waiver Form and provide the requested third-party documentation via secure upload, where indicated.  When done, click the "Submit" button at the end of the form.