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CSS Profile - Parents

FBaez413FBaez413 Posts: 43Registered User Junior Member
When it says parents' income and stuff like that, do we just add both incomes together?

Also, what do we do if a parent did not file taxes, for it wasn't an "official" job, such as babysitting?
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  • crazymomstercrazymomster Posts: 1,872Registered User Senior Member
    Yes, if your parents are married filing separately or divorced you would combine income, although I am not certain about the divorced portion of the income.

    For babysitting, it would presumably fall under "untaxed income", which there is a section for on the application.
  • FBaez413FBaez413 Posts: 43Registered User Junior Member
    Thank you.
    Also, my mother did not remarry, but she lives with another person, ie, a partner.
    What would I put?
  • thumper1thumper1 Posts: 37,123Registered User Senior Member
    Your mother's partner does not get listed on the CSS Profile.

    If your parents are divorced, check to see if the school requires a non-custodial parent Profile. If so, your dad will need to complete that.
    if your parents are married filing separately or divorced you would combine income

    NOT for the divorced parents. For divorced parents, the custodial parent (and spouse if there is one) complete the Profile, and the non-custodial parent (and spouse if there is one) complete the non-custodial parent Profile if required. The non-custodial divorced parent NEVER puts their information on the custodial parent's form.
  • crazymomstercrazymomster Posts: 1,872Registered User Senior Member
    thanks thumper.. I wasn't sure about the info, so that is why I included the disclaimer :-)
  • FBaez413FBaez413 Posts: 43Registered User Junior Member
    So even though they have children together and he contributes to a majority of the household's budget, I still don't report his earnings?
    Do I even list him?

    Also, my dad died, so do I automatically disregard the Noncustodial Profile, or would I have to waiver out of it somehow? Cause there is no option on the main Profile to do that.
  • thumper1thumper1 Posts: 37,123Registered User Senior Member
    I believe there is a question on the Profile (and on the FAFSA) regarding monies paid on your behalf. If your mom's boyfriend contributes to your expenses, you would list the amount he contributes there.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Posts: 19,689Super Moderator Senior Member
    In the NCP name you should be able to put something like deceased.
  • kelsmomkelsmom Posts: 12,535Super Moderator Senior Member
    Monies paid on your behalf usually refers to money paid to the student. Generally speaking, in kind support for the parent does not go on the FAFSA (and probably not on the Profile). If the school wants to know how the parent lives on a low income, the in kind support may come into play ... but otherwise, in kind support is more relevant to the independent student. Read the directions carefully, and answer truthfully based on the directions.
  • kelsmomkelsmom Posts: 12,535Super Moderator Senior Member
    Also, be aware that any money earned from self employment in excess of $400 is taxable. If your mom earned more than that from babysitting, she has to file a tax return. If you are verified, the school will require that your mom file a return in order for you to get financial aid.
  • FBaez413FBaez413 Posts: 43Registered User Junior Member
    Thank you very much for all of you guys' help. I really appreciate it. :)
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