The CSS Profile helps to determine your eligibility for institutional need-based grants. The Profile became available on October 1, 2022 for the 2023–24 academic year.
Not all students are required to complete the CSS Profile. Our office will email you your requirements during the fall semester, but you can always log in to your account and review the “Required Documents” screen in the 2023–2024 award year, once it is available.
Resources to help you complete the Profile can be found on the College Board website at cssprofile.org. Included on the site is the CSS Profile Student Guide, CSS Profile Overview and the CSS Profile Tutorial.
Be aware that there is a cost for filing the CSS Profile, but the College Board is able to waive the application fee for those families that qualify. During the application process, the College Board will determine if you are eligible for the fee waiver based on the information you provide on the Profile.
CSS profile for non-custodial parents
In situations where the biological parents are separated, divorced, or were never married, the CSS Profile must be submitted by both parents to help determine eligibility for need-based University funding.
Complete this requirement as instructed during the CSS Profile submission process.