The Free Applicaton for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA), required by most colleges, is available online on October 1. For a link to the online FAFSA click here.
Seniors and their parents will complete this year's FAFSA (that is, for the 2021-2022 college school year) using income and tax return information from the 2019 tax year. Seniors, if you want to maximize your chance to receive financial aid at a college, complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 and request that it be sent to the colleges on your wish list.
Student and their parents who are anxious to get started may want to complete the FAFSA4caster. FAFSA4caster is an early eligibility estimator that can help you plan ahead when it comes to paying for college.
The CSS Profile is used by about 400 colleges to determine your eligibility for non-federal student aid. To familiarize yourself with the CSS Profile, click here for the 2021-2022 CSS Profile Student Guide
To get started on your CSS Profile, click here.