One of the schools I'm applying to requires the CSS Profile for Financial Aid. What is the CSS Profile? Do I complete CSS in place of FAFSA? 

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 

About 300 colleges and scholarship programs require applicants to fill out the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE in addition to the FAFSA. To determine if your school requires the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and to access a copy of the Profile visit CollegeBoard CSS/Final Aid PROFILE


Once submitted, the College Board will send your PROFILE to the schools and scholarship programs you list.


The cost for sending your report to one school or program is $25. Additional reports cost $16 each. Fee waivers are available if you meet income eligibility requirements. Students from Baltimore City Public Schools who took the SAT using a fee waiver may also qualify for a fee waiver for up to 8 PROFILE submissions. 

Additional Resources

For basic information about how to complete the CSS/Financial Aid Student Guide. 

For more detailed information about how to complete and submit the Profile, Review the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE Tutorial