Starting October 1st you can begin your official financial aid paperwork. You begin with filling out the CSS PROFILE or college specific financial aid paper work and then after January 1st you fill out the FAFSA.
What is the CSS PROFILE?
The CSS PROFILE is a financial aid application that more than 600 colleges, universities and scholarship programs use. The information collected serves on the PROFILE serves to determine eligibility for non federal student aid funds.
What is FAFSA? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid
The FAFSA is used to apply for federal student aid such as grants, work-study, and loans. You may also use the FAFSA to apply for most state and some private aid. Everyone should fill out the FAFSA even if you have doubts. Some schools require the FAFSA to be filled out for financial packages, grants, etc. You don’t want to miss out on any school aid opportunities.
You are encouraged to fill our the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st. To apply for FAFSA you can…
FAFSA Federal Deadline: June 30th, 2014
Pennsylviana: May 1, 2013
Delaware: April 15, 2013
Maryland: March 1, 2013
Note: PA grants have their own deadlines
**If you have any questions feel free to call the Guidance Office!