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    When Is the 2024-2025 CSS Profile Deadline?

    By Will Geiger

    Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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    Bill Jack has over a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. Since 2008, he has worked at Colby College, Wesleyan University, University of Maine at Farmington, and Bates College.

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    Maria Geiger is Director of Content at Scholarships360. She is a former online educational technology instructor and adjunct writing instructor. In addition to education reform, Maria’s interests include viewpoint diversity, blended/flipped learning, digital communication, and integrating media/web tools into the curriculum to better facilitate student engagement. Maria earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from Monmouth University, an M. Ed. in Education from Monmouth University, and a Virtual Online Teaching Certificate (VOLT) from the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Updated: February 26th, 2024
    When Is the 2024-2025 CSS Profile Deadline?

    The CSS Profile, also known as the College Scholarship Service Profile, is a financial aid application that was created by the College Board. Many colleges use the CSS Profile to apply for non-federal financial aid. Along with the FAFSA, the CSS Profile is one of the most important parts of paying for college.

    One of the most common questions about the CSS Profile is “when should I submit the CSS Profile?” Keep on reading to learn about the CSS Profile deadlines, as well as when the application opens up!

    2024-2025 CSS Profile deadline

    The CSS Profile deadline is different for every college. This is because the CSS Profile deadline is typically pegged to the college application deadline. The College Board recommends that students submit their CSS Profile no later than two weeks before your earliest application deadline (assuming you are applying to multiple colleges with varying deadlines). 

    CSS Profile deadline for early decision

    Remember, if you are applying to any colleges with rolling or early deadlines (such as Early Decision or Early Action), you will also need to submit your CSS Profile earlier.

    When does the CSS Profile open?

    The CSS Profile opens up on October 1st of every year and you can access the CSS Profile application here.

    Related: CSS Profile vs FAFSA: What’s the difference?

    The bottom line

    The CSS Profile is an important part of the financial aid process at many colleges and universities. Check out our CSS Profile guide which will guide you through the application and show you which colleges and scholarships require the CSS Profile. While  planning how to finance your college education, make sure you also apply for all the scholarships you qualify for as well!

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