Georgia Tech financial aid + Fafsa and CSS profile

We applied EA to tech and checked the “need based-aid” box. After doing the FAFSA we realized that our EFC is quote high and we will not qualify for any need based aid. In the meantime, Tech sent us a link to their Financial aid portal which is asking for additional information and we may need to complete the CSS profile as well.


  1. Does Georgia Tech need FAFSA and CSS Profile for any non need-based aid? If I don’t complete the requirements of their Financial aid portal and submit the CSS profile, will they not consider DS for merit-based aid?
  1. We do not really want to be considered for need-based aid at this point? Do we have to do anything or will ignoring their requests for additional take care of that?