So Space, I'm thinking if your parents are worried about it and freaking out, and THEY'RE not the ones who benefit from it, WHY AREN'T YOU a little more motivated to get on it?
How be you just get that CSS information assembled NOW for the schools that require it and get it SUBMITTED. Schools that ask for CSS accept last year's taxes...then you do the current year FAFSA in January.
At my son's school, preferred assessment was given to those who had their CSS completed and submitted in October. He received lots of merit...which was a good thing because he might not have gotten to go otherwise
So YES, some places it's true. Sit down this weekend and work your way through your admissions and do the CSS. Don't push back and cause more anxiety in a year already filled with anxiety...you have everything to gain and nothing to lose!