CSS Profile is the college scholarship service profile, a non-federal financial aid application.
- Not all colleges utilize the CSS Profile; mostly private colleges/universities with more selective acceptance rates do so.
- CSS Profile is not free; a ~$25 fee is required.
CSS Profile opens on October 1, 2021 for students planning to attend college Fall 2022, Spring 2023, or Summer 2023. You will use your 2020 tax returns for this CSS Profile cycle.
For students planning to attend college Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022, you will use your 2019 tax returns.