FAFSA Priority deadlines and the CSS Profile

Discuss various money matters here. Loans (federal and private), scholarships, lottery winnings, or other school finance related information and queries.
Metaread
Posts: 234
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:57 pm

FAFSA Priority deadlines and the CSS Profile

Postby Metaread » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:53 pm

Ok, it's quite inconvenient that the FAFSA priority deadlines at most schools are in February yet the acceptance/waitlist/denial letters for many schools haven't come back yet. Will this be a hindrance, or does meeting the priority deadline not really matter? I got an acceptance packet from Emory a few weeks ago and I realized the deadline was March 1, so I submitted it only a few days ago. Other schools I am interested in will receive it late....is that a problem, typically, for receiving aid? It's not like there was much I could do about it as they all got back to me rather late...

Also, it seems like only Emory School of Law uses CSS Profile. Anyone know any others that do this? Seems a bit odd.

Anonymous Loser
Posts: 568
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:17 am

Re: FAFSA Priority deadlines and the CSS Profile

Postby Anonymous Loser » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:17 pm

Why is this inconvenient? You need not have been accepted at a particular institution in order to list it on your FAFSA.

Edited to add, as an example:
Emory Financial Aid wrote:At the time you begin your application for admission, you should begin the financial aid application process. If you wait until you are admitted to apply for financial aid, you may miss important deadlines.

Metaread
Posts: 234
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:57 pm

Re: FAFSA Priority deadlines and the CSS Profile

Postby Metaread » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:49 pm

Yeah. I failed to read that stuff. That said, at least it was on time....right? I just hope it won't affect my candicacy too negatively. :(




Return to “Financial Aid”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest