|The St. Olaf code is: 6638|
- What is the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE?
- Where do I get a copy of the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE?
- How do I complete the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE ?
- When should I complete the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE?
What is the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE?
The is a financial aid application that many private colleges use to determine a student’s eligibility for institutional need-based grants. It utilizes an in-depth needs analysis basing your family’s contribution to your college fees on three years of income. St. Olaf students only need to complete the before their first year. It does not need to be completed to renew financial aid.
The PROFILE requires a small fee.
Where do I get a copy of the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE?
You may submit the by applying online here.
How do I complete the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE?
While the is not a difficult application to complete, it takes time and effort. You may not have your tax information complete at the time we require you to complete your so your best option is to estimate your current year’s income. It is often helpful to look back at your previous year’s taxes to help you more accurately estimate.
You and/or your parents will need these documents to complete the :
- Tax returns
- Records of untaxed income
- Current bank statements
- Current mortgage information
- Business and farm records
- Records of stocks, bonds, and other investments
- Social Security benefits and retirement plan information
If your custodial parent’s marital status is separated, divorced, or remarried, you will be sent an e-mail alerting you that your non-custodial parent needs to complete the NON-Custodial PROFILE. Your non-custodial parent will also need the above documents in order to complete their required portion of the accurately.
Along with biographical, financial and personal information, you must indicate you want St. Olaf to receive your in order for the school to receive your results.
St. Olaf’s code is: 6638
When should I complete the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE?
You can complete the as early as October of the student’s senior year. Deadlines for the CSS Profile are as follows:
- Early Decision 1: November 15
- Early Decision 2: January 15
- Regular: February 1
Remember, it can take a couple of days for the to be processed. Plan ahead!