Alright....I've applied to all 10 of my colleges, but I haven't done any financial aid prep for any of them yet. So I have a few questions:
1. Why are there current threads on here about the FAFSA? Aren't you not able to fill that out until after Jan. 1st? Or do Early Action schools actually require you to complete the 2012 FAFSA with 2011 Financial Records, and then just make changes to the 2013 FAFSA when you get your 2012 Financial Records?
2. The CSS Profile: Do you just fill this out once on CollegeBoard and then just send it to your desired schools?
3. Sending the CSS Profile: Okay, these are the colleges I'm looking at:
UNC Chapel Hill
I know that the Top 4 on this list use the CSS, and this may be because all four have great financial aid apparently. But my question for this is: how do I know whether the other 6 need my PROFILE? Is it just assumed that they all want it?
4. And last question: when should I complete/send the PROFILE? I know it varies by school. But Northwestern, for example, says on their website that I should complete and send the CSS at least two weeks before the application deadline (Jan.1st)
Does this mean that since my family will have to submit my PROFILE around Christmas time, but with my 2011 financial records? Also, if I use my 2011 records for that initial submission, is it easy to make changes to the PROFILE when we get our 2012 Financial Records?
Thank you very much guys! If you only know an answer to one question or just a part of a question, I would greatly appreciate it