Look one the financial aid section of each college website. This will tell you what you need to submit and when. DO NOT miss the DEADLINES. In fact, get your forms submitted as soon as possible after Feb 1. Your parents should be strongly encouraged to get their taxes done ASAP this year...this is not the year to wait until April 15.
The FAFSA gets completed online, you list the colleges where you want it sent. You will need a PIN and one of your custodial parents will need a PIN. While the FAFSA isn't available until January 1, you can apply for and get your PIN s now.
If your school requires the Profile, that too can be submitted online to the College Board. Again you list the colleges where you would like the info sent.
Some schools have their own financial aid application form too. If that is the case, you will complete it and send to the school.
Check to see EVERYTHING that is required. Check each school as this will vary from school to school, as will the DEADLINES. Don't miss