Even if you are new to the financial aid process, you’ve most likely heard of the FAFSA. But this might be the first time you are hearing about the “other” financial aid form, the CSS Profile. Used by roughly 400 institutions, the CSS Profile helps colleges, universities, and scholarship programs determine eligibility for certain types of scholarships. Although used less frequently, it is equally important for families applying for financial aid.

We spoke to Shannon Amundson, Director of Financial Aid at Colorado College, all about the CSS Profile. During our discussion, Shannon reviewed:  

  • The major components of the CSS Profile
  • What information families should collect before completing the form
  • Why colleges choose to use the CSS Profile
  • Tips for families completing the form for the first time  

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