THREE OF THE MOST COMMONLY USED FORMS FOR FINANCIAL AID ARE:
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
- College's own financial aid application
The FAFSA is a form used by the U.S. Department of Education and is required by all colleges for federal and Massachusetts state aid.It is free and must be completed each year. The online application is recommended over completing a paper copy.
THE CSS/FINANCIAL AID PROFILE is the financial aid application service of the College Board and is required by some colleges to determine institutional aid. There is a cost associated with this form and the online application is required.