Financial Aid Information
To apply for federal student aid, you need to complete the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Completing and submitting the FAFSA will give you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or a career school.
States will also use the FAFSA to determine eligibility for state and individual school aid. Some Private financial aid providers may also require the FAFSA to determine eligibility.
The application will come out in early January and should be completed asap. It must be completed by March 10, 2015 for student to qualify for state financial aid.
The CSS Profile is a supplemental financial aid application (in addition to the FAFSA) that is required by some colleges and scholarship organizations. (Examples are Notre Dame, St. Mary’s and the Scholarship Foundation of St. Joseph County.) The profile provides more detailed financial information, and does not take place of the FAFSA. This form can be completed on-line HERE There is a cost involved. It is your responsibility to know if your college or university requires a completed CSS.