During the month of October, my son submitted nine college applications, which included a mix of private and public institutions, both in- and out-of-state. It was certainly a relief when he hit the button on the last of his applications, all submitted via the Common Application. While he was busily working on his applications, I focused my efforts on the financial aid application process, completing both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile Form (PROFILE). Last month, I shared details on completing the FAFSA, which is required by all colleges, in hopes that the process would be less intimidating to those first-time parents of an almost college student.
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