Supplemental Data Form

This form is used to supplement the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If you would prefer a PDF version to fill out by hand, you can complete the 2024-25 Supplemental Data Form.

Complete the form online below
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Online Form Instructions

The Supplemental Data Form (SDF) may be used to supplement the information provided in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The SDF is designed to gather information that is not captured in the FAFSA. It serves as an opportunity for students and their families to share any unique or special circumstances that have impacted them financially and, in their current ability tofinance the cost of higher education.

  • The FAFSA may be completed online, when it becomes available. The FAFSA is estimated to be available by December 31, 2023.
  • The SDF may be completed online, or you may print the form and submit it via fax, email, or by mailing it to the address at the bottom of the pdf.

A financial aid offer will be prepared after all necessary information has been received.

Apply on Time

The 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available online by December 31, 2023, and will require students and parents to provide 2022 tax information. FAFSA filers will also be required to provide consent to use the Direct Data Exchange which will transmit tax data directly from the IRS. This information will not appear on your FAFSA but will be transmitted to the school(s) you select to receive your completed FAFSA.

Students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA when it becomes available. Iowa residents are reminded that the FAFSA must be submitted by June 30, 2024 to be considered for the Iowa Tuition Grant.

Students and their families are invited to submit the SDF at any time; however, it is encouraged that it be completed prior to the preparation of your financial aid offer. If you should experience a significant change in your financial situation after your aid offer has been prepared, please feel free to contact the Dordt University Financial Aid office directly.

Watch your Email or Mail

You will receive an email on how to access your FAFSA submission summary online from the agency that processes your FAFSA. Freshmen will receive financial aid offers on a rolling basis beginning at the end of January, after all necessary forms have been received by our office. Returning students will receive their financial aid offers beginning in late May.


If you have questions as you complete the Supplemental Data Form or the FAFSA, call the Dordt University Financial Aid Office at 1-800-343-6738 or (712)722-6087.


Must be completed by ALL applicants




For all DEPENDENT students

Check this box if your father/stepfather attended Dordt for one full year or more and successfully completed at least 24 credits.

Check this box if your mother/stepmother attended Dordt for one full year or more and successfully completed at least 24 credits.

*If more than 6 dependents, list additional family members under Other Special Circumstances.


Sometimes families have special circumstances which substantially impact their ability to contribute towards education expenses. Two of the most common special circumstances at Dordt University are tuition expenses to be paid for other family members for private education, and excessive medical/dental expenses. Occasionally other factors may affect the family’s contribution, such as: a significant reduction in parent income for the upcoming year, other non-discretionary expenses not mentioned on the form, a higher cost of living than the national average, a significant debt not reported on the form, or a natural disaster. (Special circumstances refer to something unique to your family.)

If you would like to request consideration for special circumstances, please complete the appropriate items below. It is strongly recommended that you complete the K-12 question if the family pays tuition for younger children at a Christian school.

By completing the box/boxes below and submitting this form I/we certify that all information is correct and complete: