Parent learning about the CSS Profile
Learn all about the CSS Profile including what the CBFinAid ID is, how to add schools after submitting, how to correct mistakes, how to report 529 accounts, if you need to include COVID stimulus check payments, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Student using laptop to learn when to complete financial aid applications
Learn how to find out when your financial aid applications, such as the FAFSA and CSS Profile, are due and why you should complete them as soon as possible once they are available. …
By Meredith Clement    |
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Topics include defining the EFC, the EFC formula, EFC location, and multiple EFCs.…
By Meredith Clement    |
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Learn how the process works for twins, which 529 plans to report, who should be the custodial parent, how to include special circumstances, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |
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Retirement savings are not reported on the FAFSA, but they are reported on the CSS Profile, meaning they could potentially affect your financial aid award at certain schools. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Don't Miss These 10 Financial Aid FAQs
Topics include completing financial aid applications, getting an FSA ID, who requires the CSS Profile, applying for financial aid without a Social Security number, who should complete the financial aid applications, the affect of 529 accounts on financial aid, the financial aid timeline, EFC Calculators, and helpful websites. …
By Meredith Clement    |
What You Need to Complete Your Financial Aid Applications
Items needed include an FSA ID, a College Board username and password, a student's driver's license, a list of colleges where the student is applying, Social Security numbers, W-2 form(s), and untaxed income records. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Applying for Financial Aid with International Parents
If parents are U.S. citizens living abroad, they can still create an FSA ID, but will need to convert income and assets into U.S. dollars. If parents are not U.S. citizens, they will not be able to create an FSA ID and will need to print out the signature page and mail it to the address indicated. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Applying for Financial Aid When Parents Are Divorced
Learn how to file the FAFSA (where only the custodial parent will provide information), how to file the CSS Profile (where both custodial and noncustodial parents usually provide information), and what to do if the noncustodial parent is not available. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Topics include financial aid applications, application deadlines, where to find information, merit-based aid, financial aid types, verification, and what happens after students apply…
By Ajea Stupart    |