Applying for Financial Aid
We encourage every family to apply for need-based financial aid, even if they think they might not qualify. Some colleges are surprisingly generous with their financial aid awards, so it is worth applying to receive full consideration.
Also, to be eligible for aid consideration all four years, some colleges require families to apply for financial aid the first year.
What to Submit
- Complete the free FAFSA online at studentaid.gov for the 2023-24 academic year using 2021 tax information. List up to 10 colleges (at a time) to receive your financial information.
- Some colleges also require the CSS Profile, which can be submitted online at cssprofile.collegeboard.org for the 2023-24 academic year. Please note there is a fee to submit the CSS Profile to each college.