At this time of year, many parents of seniors may be sensing some relief. Your child has completed all of his or her admissions applications and is starting to see a few offers of admission. Additionally, you have completed the necessary financial aid applications, like the FAFSA and the CSS Profile (if required by the colleges on your list).
So, you’re thinking you have some time between now and the deadline to deposit to kick back and put up your feet. But before you shut off your mind, know that there is one more (often overlooked) step to the financial aid process that you need to complete before you send off your deposit check.