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An Overview of the CSS PROFILE

When determining a student's eligibility for a financial aid award, each college makes its own determination about using only the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from the U.S. Department of Education or both the FAFSA and the PROFILE. (The PROFILE is sometimes referred to as the CSS PROFILE, CSS/Profile, or the Profile.) The PROFILE, which is from the College Board, is used to award private grant and scholarship aid.

FAFSA, Scholarships, and Loans: An Overview

Figuring out how to pay for college can be an extremely daunting task. Read on for helpful overview information on major sources of funding: FAFSA, Scholarships, and Loans.

CSS Profile Tips

Here are some important tips to keep in mind when applying for a financial aid award at a PROFILE college.

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