Looking for merit aid-filed fafsa-any reason to file CSS?
Under FAFSA we don't qualify for any need based aid which we expected. We filed so D would be able to take out student loans if necessary. We are hoping with her stats she will be eligible for some good merit at some schools. It seems incredibly difficult without actually calling individual schools to find out if CSS is required. Is there any good resource outside of making calls to schools that for some reason I can't find?
In checking each school website I am finding under financial aid info CSS is required to be considered for grants. Not sure how a school defines merit aid? Is it a grant? Very confusing.