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IDOC is a service that collects family financial documents and distributes them to institutions on behalf of the student.

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Before You Start

Be Prepared

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.

Family Information

Making sure your family information is correct. This is important to prevent processing delays. When you first sign in to your dashboard, and anytime you upload documents, you will be asked to verify family information. Please take the time to ensure it is correct.


To make sure your documents will be considered on time, submit your required documents by midnight Eastern Time of your earliest deadline. Your required documents and school deadlines are provided on your dashboard after signing in.

Signed Forms

In some cases you'll be required to print and sign a financial aid form. You may need access to a printer. You can also sign some forms electronically. View the instructions for more information on electronic signatures.

Submit and Track Documents

Remember: You'll be notified by the College Board if you need to submit documents through IDOC. Until you are notified, you cannot sign in to IDOC.

After you've been notified, you can sign in to IDOC and:

  • View your financial aid deadlines.
  • Upload required financial aid documents.
  • Track submitted documents.


  Have a question or need help with signing in? Chat live or speak by phone with one of our representatives.

For Higher Education Professionals


Find resources, benefits, and more information on IDOC on our Education Professionals site.


Go to IDOC for Professionals