FAFSA / CSS Profile

The FAFSA and CSS Profile

This section offers information on the Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS profile. Either one or both of these financial forms will be required for students to fill out before receiving aid.


The FAFSA represents the application for any and all federal funds to pay for college. The different types of funds available are Perkins Grants, Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, and Student PLUS Loans, but these all requires the FAFSA to be filled out.

More detailed information about the FAFSA is located below:

Student Eligibility - students should confirm they qualify for Federal Aid before they begin to fill out the FAFSA.

The Process - filling out the FAFSA is a relatively simple process, but it does have many steps. Click to find out what you need to do.

Processing - Click here to find out about the information you will receive back from the Department of Education and what will be reported to your college.

FAFSA during college - The process for the FAFSA during a student's college years is simpler than during high school, click here to find out.

The CSS Profile

The CSS profile is administered by the College Board, the same organization that administers the SAT program and AP program. The CSS Profile is a means to determine non federal financial aid, such as need based grants from their college. More...