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Urgent: CSS profile, due tonight or tomorrow for early?

quickfloodquickflood Registered User Posts: 528 Member
edited November 2006 in College Admissions
Please help
Post edited by quickflood on

Replies to: Urgent: CSS profile, due tonight or tomorrow for early?

  • FreshElephantFreshElephant Registered User Posts: 1,039 Member
    I would say tomorrow (November 1st) since everything is due on November 1st (postmarked that is).
  • quickfloodquickflood Registered User Posts: 528 Member
    hopefully you're right
  • weenieweenie Registered User Posts: 5,793 Senior Member
    Chances are it isn't due until February. Check out this list:


    I just called one of the schools that my son has applied EA to (Northeastern) and they told me it should be filled out after Jan 1 and submitted by Feb 15...
  • entomomentomom Registered User Posts: 23,662 Senior Member
    Interesting, I just looked at the weenie's link and Yale has March 1 as the "priority" filing date, but their website clearly says Nov 1 for EA. Looks like there's a disconnect somewhere, at least for some of the schools on the list.
  • rlm919rlm919 Registered User Posts: 1,034 Senior Member
    I think the list is for regular decision. ED definitely is earlier and EA may be too. How could they givey you your financial aid estimate if they do not get the forms until February? To be safe I would call the school or go from the school's web site. Again, that list looks like it is for regular decision applicants.
  • corinaocorinao Registered User Posts: 614 Member
    wait, the CSS profile is due today for EA?!
  • weenieweenie Registered User Posts: 5,793 Senior Member
    OK, I just called a second EA school (Worcester Polytech) and they told me it can be sent to them anytime between Nov 15 (which is their EA deadline) and February 1 (the date on the above link to college board).
  • entomomentomom Registered User Posts: 23,662 Senior Member
    Here's the link for Yale fin aid due dates:
    I haven't called them, and I can't say anything about any other schools. My advice is to look on the website or call the school you are applying ED/EA to as it appears that like everything in the college application process, it varies with the school.
  • NorCalDadNorCalDad Registered User Posts: 753 Member

    For most private colleges’ EA or ED applicants, the Nov. 1 deadline for submission of the CSS PROFILE form to the respective Financial Aid Offices is what can be considered a “soft deadline”. Typically, there is some leeway of a week, possibly more, to submit the CSS PROFILE to a school’s Financial Aid Office.

    The process is such that they will consider financial aid eligibility after the admissions office reviews for acceptance/deferral/rejection. If accepted, the admissions office will forward to Financial Aid Office, who will then evaluate based on the early information submitted via CSS PROFILE for an “estimated” financial aid award sometime in mid-late December timeframe – early enough to allow an accepted applicant to make some informed decision about his/her options on matriculation. Subsequently, most private schools will also want to see submission of the FAFSA form for those components of the financial aid package relevant to any aid where “federal methodology” is applied (e.g., federal grants, federal work-study, etc. that is apart from institutional aid). Additionally, copies of yours and your parents’ W-2 Forms will likely be required to complete your financial aid application prior to a finalized financial aid award typically made in the spring timeframe. It behooves you to do everything as soon as possible, of course.

    If your question is pertinent to Stanford, the above holds true; however, for your own edification and assurance, contact Stanford’s Financial Aid Office. Good luck!
  • RatedPGRatedPG Registered User Posts: 1,079 Senior Member
    I really believe it is school specific. Of all the EA schools my daughter applied to, none require the CSS profile until January.
  • NorCalDadNorCalDad Registered User Posts: 753 Member

    Yes, absolutely... always check with the specific school in question to determine the most accurate information.

    My response should be modified to state that most private colleges have CSS PROFILE deadlines in the Novemeber timeframe for "ED or SCEA" applicants. I know that Quickflood had an interest in applying to Stanford SCEA, and my comments would hold true for Stanford. My primary intent was to let Quickflood know that he need not panic over the "soft deadline". Thanks for your additional clarification.
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