The best thing to do, I think, would be to stress CSS Financial Aid as much as one would stress FAFSA, despite the fact that most colleges don't use it. Then when students apply for the CSS Financial Aid, they will then learn whether or not they need it. I had no idea that the CSS existed until today. But people had been telling me about the FAFSA even before January 1. Therefore I remembered. It is probable that someone had told me about the CSS Financial Aid at most twice, but I don't remember it (it's obviously my fault). Repetition is necessary because the singleness of purpose just isn't there. Students aren't concerned only about getting into college. They are still in high school and they still have high school to worry about.