We’re *ss-deep in FAFSAs and CSS Profiles around here but I wanted to issue a public service announcement to clients and non-clients alike.
FAFSA “Corrections:” Financial aid applicants can receive notices of “correction” for many reasons. One of the most annoying/misleading occurs when you apply to more than 10 schools.
Listen up, hear me now and believe me later: FAFSA takes 10 colleges in one “batch.” If you have 12 colleges on your list, the procedure should be to file the first 10, then wait two-three days for FAFSA to process. THEN, go back into FAFSA, delete two colleges, ADD the missing two and resend.
This addition is a “correction” in FAFSA speak, nothing more. Remain calm.
CSS Profile IDOC: Here’s what’s up with IDOC. After you file a CSS Profile, you will likely receive a notice from the good folks at the College Board that they need your tax returns, W-2’s, etc.
IT’S THAT SIMPLE – use IDOC to upload your info, follow the directions, they’re easy and not a scam either 🙂
Don’t wait until the last minute to file anything. There have been issues with the CSS Profile website, seemingly due to high volume and, I suspect, a hasty redesign of their site for this season. Here’s a comforting “Alert” that Pearl’s been seeing intermittently for the last few days when she attempts to file our clients’ CSS Profiles:
If you’re interested in our help with your financial aid forms, here’s where to go:
We are not accepting November 1 deadlines, fyi – just sayin’ 🙂
– Andy “Financial Aid Scoop” Lockwood
P.S. If you have questions about our forms prep or other services, email us at email@example.com or call 516-882-5464