General Financial Aid Tips
Complete Forms at the Same TimeGetting all of the financial information organized to complete for the FAFSA & CSS/Profile can be daunting. Don't make it worse by having to organize twice. Plan ahead, block out some time to focus on the FAFSA and CSS/Profile to complete them together.
Have Tax Information HandyBoth FAFSA and CSS/Profile will require the tax information from two years ago (2017 income tax information is needed for the 2019-2020 academic year). Have this tax information nearby when completing the financial aid applications. You may need to reference it more than once.
Review ResourcesTips from the College Board
Tips from the Department of Education
CSS/PROFILE TipsSyracuse University requires undergraduate students interested in applying for Syracuse University Grant to file the CSS/PROFILE annually. Use the guide below to assist you when filing your CSS/PROFILE.
FAFSA TipsSyracuse University requires all students interested in applying for federal financial aid to file the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. To avoid common mistakes, check out the following resources.
FAFSA4caster – Receive an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid
Common FAFSA Mistakes