Getting Started

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Helpful Tips and Resources

  • Highlights Tour our CSS Profile Overview
  • Documents at the Ready – 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 – 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.

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