I applied to two of my (very expensive) dream schools a few weeks ago for the early action deadline. I did not submit any financial aid forms, as I know literally nothing about the process and was waiting for my school's December Financial Aid assembly to clue me in.
Well, it turns out, the due date for the CSS profile was November 16. I don't even know what that means!! Does everyone who needs FA need to turn in the CSS profile????
So have I completely ruined any chances I have for merit and/or need based financial aid?
Please help! I'm freaking out that I may have ruined my chances of affording my dream school.