When is the 2020-2021 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?”
This is an important question, because 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).
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.
The CSS Profile opens up on October 1st and you can access the CSS Profile application here.
The CSS Profile is an important part of the financial aid process at many colleges and universities. We suggest that all students double-check to make sure that they know which colleges on their list require the CSS Profile and which college’s don’t require it.
Deadlines are extremely important when applying for financial aid, so it is essential that you stay on top of your application deadlines. The biggest downside to not submitting your CSS Profile is that it will prevent you or delay you from receiving your financial aid package if accepted.