Parent Tax Nonfiling Statement

Date due for Regular Decision: March 15

Date due for Transfer students: March 15

Date due for Eli Whitney students: May 1

Date due for continuing students: 

Full year and fall term
Application file completed by Notified of award by
April 17, 2017 June 9*
May 10, 2017 July 5
Spring term only
Application file completed by Notified of award by
Sept 1, 2017 Oct 2
Oct 11, 2017 Nov 10

*Notifications begin on this date.


U.S. citizens and permanent residents who did not file a 2015 federal tax return must submit a Tax Nonfiling Statement with the financial aid application. You can either complete the form on IDOC or use Yale’s nonfiling form.

Instructions for U.S. citizens and permanent residents: Prospective and new students: 

If your parent worked during the tax year, you must attach her/his W2 form(s) to the tax nonfiling statement. When completing this form, do not leave blanks. If the answer is zero, write “0.”

After your parent signs the completed form, mail or fax it directly to Student Financial Services.

Fax number U.S. mail address


After faxing documents, please wait at least 1 business day for processing before checking on their status.

Student Financial Services
Yale University
P.O. Box 208288
New Haven, CT

Please do not staple or bind documents.

Include the student’s name and birthdate or SID on each page submitted.

Instructions for U.S. citizens and permanent residents: Continuing students: 

For the 2017–2018 aid application only, continuing students receiving financial aid do not need to submit a new Parent Tax Nonfiling Statement. Yale will use the form you submitted last year. You can check to see whether we have the required tax nonfiling statement by viewing your 2017–2018 financial aid application requirements in Student Information Systems.

NEW for 2017–2018! The federal government now requires U.S. citizens and permanent residents to have the IRS verify if no tax return was filed. Your parent(s) must request a Verification of Nonfiling Letter from the IRS and submit the letter directly to Student Financial Services. For more information, see Verification of Tax Information or Nonfiling Status.

Please note that you will need to submit updated Parent Tax Nonfiling Statements in future years. Only the 2017–2018 aid year will use previously submitted nonfiling forms.

For aid year Tax return required
2017–2018 2015 tax year
2018–2019 2016 tax year
2019–2020 2017 tax year

Student type: 
Prospective students, Early Action, Regular Decision, New students, Continuing students, Eli Whitney students, Transfer students
Student citizenship: 
U.S. citizens