@3kids2dogs - here is what I don’t understand… (btw disclaimer - LOVE Tulane, my sophomore son is very happy there):
If you are required to submit both FAFSA and CSS Profile, both of which are built off your tax returns, and both of which have been confirmed to have been received, why must the tax returns themselves be uploaded to their system as well? A) it is redundant, and B) I’m not comfortable throwing my personal information around the cyberworld any more than it already is or needs to be… I think what they should do is provide a number based on what they already have with a disclaimer that if they matriculate, they will need to verify before underwriting and disbursing said number.
My daughter hasn’t decided to commit yet (and can’t) unless/until we know what the confirmed total aid package is before we decide. When I asked if I could expect the same amount my son currently has, I was told “no” (?!?!?) - same family, same taxes, same institution, different student. I get that merit will necessarily be different, but need-based?
Am I missing something?
Also, i know its not the smallest school in the world, but I was told we had to upload each kids forms twice…once to each portal. Really? I guess I’m frustrated because I’m an operations consultant and see the obvious redundancy in this process…
Alas, we wait a bit more… ROLL WAVE!!