FAFSA and CSS Profile
FAFSA – fafsa.ed.gov
Students and their parents must complete the FAFSA in order to be eligible to receive federal financial aid. Students and parents can request a PIN now (http://pin.ed.gov), but cannot complete the FAFSA until after October 1, 2016.
CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE – https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/prf/index.jsp
Online application through CollegeBoard that collects information used by almost 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award financial aid from sources outside the federal government.