FAFSA & Profile

FAFSA 
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is the form you fill out to receive federal student loans, grants and work study. Every college utilizes the FAFSA to begin determining financial aid eligibility. This is primarily an income-driven form that will require income and tax information from the student and the parent(s) that the students lives with. Apply online at the US Department of Ed web site: FAFSA. Beware of FAFSA.com. This site will charge you to fill out the form. The FAFSA is FREE to submit. The FAFSA becomes available on January 1. Deadlines vary from school to school, so it is important to check your colleges' web sites to verify specific dates. Most colleges' deadlines are after January 15. 

For help completing the FAFSA, there are appointments available in the guidance office with a financial aid professional. Contact Mrs. Chapman for specific dates and times. 

PROFILE  
CSS Profile: This application is run by the College Board. Completion of this form is required by many colleges, university, and scholarship programs for nonfederal student aid funds. Online registration will be available after September 15. Many private colleges utilize the CSS Profile to determine financial aid eligibility. This form includes more asset-based questions and will ask for financial information from non-custodial parents as well. Deadlines vary from school to school, so it is important to check your colleges' web sites to verify specific dates. Students applying early decision or early action may have Profile deadline dates as early as December.
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