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Is this meant to gauge how much we have saved for college? Are we committing to a certain amount here? Should we enter the average EFC that the net price calculator gave us for our various schools if that's manageable to us? I've got a rough estimate of our minimum budget, but obviously I would love for child to get a scholarship and not have to pay that. And if we were asked to pay more then we would see what we could do to make it happen. The question seems so open ended.
Okay, maybe this is a stupid question, but I have to ask. The CSS Profile asks about our tax-deferred retirement plans. I listed my traditional IRA and my husbands 403b. Do we need to include our Roth accounts, since they are not tax deferred?
My understanding is Roth accounts are not considered tax-deferred retirement plans, so I didn't list mine where the CSS PROFILE asked about tax-deferred retirement plans.
I don't remember filling in info on cars. oops. did I miss something?
After submitting for an early decision school, is it possible to change any financial data in the CSS/Profile -- for submission to *other* schools added later on? (Like if assets or income or parent contribution need to be changed.) It looks like only "Special Circumstances" and "Submit Application" are available, but nothing else. (I have read that in the past it was possible, but would like feedback on this year's CSS/Profile, where there doesn't seem to be a way.)