Simple steps to unlock institutional aid

Getting Started

Ready to start your CSS Profile application? We're here to help you each step of the way.

Before You Start

Check out these helpful tips and resources before starting your application.

Documents on Hand

You'll need your most recently completed tax returns, W-2 forms and other records of current year income, records of untaxed income and benefits, assets, and bank statements.

User Account

If you have a College Board account, sign in using the same credentials. This will save you time and help us apply fee waivers you received to your CSS Profile application.

Save and Return

Remember: You do not need to complete the entire application at one time.

Deadlines

To make sure your application will be considered on time, submit your CSS Profile by midnight Eastern Time of your earliest priority filing date.

Tutorials & Help

Watch our CSS Profile Tutorial

View our CSS Profile Tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

CSS Profile Tutorial

Reporting Parental Information

Watch our guide to learn about parental information requirements.

Parental Tutorial

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