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CSS Profile

Each year CSS Profile unlocks access to more than $10 billion in nonfederal aid to thousands of students.

Check Participating Schools and Scholarships

Review which colleges, schools, and scholarship programs use CSS Profile.

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Learn How to Apply

Review our step-by-step guide to completing your CSS Profile application.

Complete the Application

Information for Parents

Learn more about completing the CSS Profile as a parent, including as a noncustodial parent.

Information for Parents


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"Coming from a low-income family, I had no way of paying for college. Due in part to the CSS Profile, it made it possible for me to attend college."

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Complete the CSS Profile

Need help completing your CSS Profile? Watch our quick overview to navigate the process and check out our other resources, like the Frequently Asked Questions, to find more information.

Getting Started

Here’s a list of our most helpful resources to make it easier for you to apply.

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Fee Waivers

CSS Profile is free for families who make up to $100,000 a year.

See If You Qualify

Divorced or Separated Families

Some colleges may require the CSS Profile from both the custodial and noncustodial parent. 

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International Students

Many colleges provide scholarship aid to international students.

Know What to Expect

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