FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Every student should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is available to complete starting October 1st of your senior year (and you'll need to complete it every year once in college)! Click on the steps below to complete the FAFSA.

1. Both Student and a Parent Create an FSA ID
2. Gather these materials
3. Fill out the FAFSA: 
 
Helpful FAFSA Links:
Who's my parent?
Dependency status
Information for undocumented/DACA students and/or parents
US Department of Education FAFSA Info

 
CSS Profile (& IDOC)
The CSS Profile is a financial aid application required by many out-of-state and private institutions. The application is available to complete every year on October 1st. Not all institutions require the CSS Profile, be sure to check if the institutions your are applying to require it.
 
CSS PROFILE
 
Helpful CSS Profile links:
The IDOC
Who requires it?
Non-Custodial Parent Waiver
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