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css profile question: number of dependents

bgbg4usbgbg4us 1299 replies41 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
our S15 moved out in July. we will claim him on taxes for 2019; but as we fill out the CSS profile, does he get to be included in dependents , or no? he's not dependent right now. (yay!) just checking; thanks for any thoughts on this.
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  • thumper1thumper1 74741 replies3274 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I think these forms are asking for who will be a dependent or family member during the academic year they are for. If you are completing a Profile for 2020-2021, your first kid won’t be a dependent or family member during that time...so I am guessing no...he doesn’t count.

    But hoping someone else will chime in.
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  • brantlybrantly 3938 replies69 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Following.
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  • bgbg4usbgbg4us 1299 replies41 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited September 18
    Also - another CSS question.

    On the FAFSA; you get a student aid report; and it tells you your EFC. Does the CSS profile offer something like that? Should we be looking for a "report" and number?

    or does each college take it and use it on their own?

    AND - now that it's filled out; can we import the info to use on college NPCs? Or do we start all over inputting with NPCs? thanks!
    edited September 18
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  • elena13elena13 861 replies15 threadsRegistered User Member
    For the CSS, there is not a report or number. Each college calculates the award based on all the information submitted and their particular formula. Some colleges will ask for extra documents to be submitted through IDOC, some will not.
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  • kelsmomkelsmom 15579 replies98 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Here is the definition of those who can be included in your household size: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/1920/help/student-household-size.
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  • thumper1thumper1 74741 replies3274 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    On the FAFSA; you get a student aid report; and it tells you your EFC. Does the CSS profile offer something like that?

    No.
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  • thumper1thumper1 74741 replies3274 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    This is for the 2019-2020 FAFSA:
    the number of children (even if they do not live with you) who will receive more than half of their support from you (and if married, your spouse) between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020

    So...if you are completing a 2020-2021 form, one would think the dates would be “between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021”.

    Right @kelsmom

    So...using that...your kid who graduated college and is now on his own as of June 2019 would not be listed on the FAFSA for 2020-2021.

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