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?” Keep on reading to learn about the CSS Profile deadlines, as well as when the application opens up!
2020-2021 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 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. Check out our CSS Profile guide which will guide you through the application and show you which colleges and scholarships require the CSS Profile.