As a college admissions counselor and also a parent who has been through the financial aid application process myself, I know just how perplexing and even frustrating completing these forms can be.
Westfield, New Jersey (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
Andrea Aronson, a college admissions consultant based in Westfield, New Jersey offers her insights on the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile an essential form required by some colleges to apply for financial aid.
With college application deadlines, essays, standardized tests and other requirements, the process for completing college applications can be daunting. Applying for financial aid adds an additional layer of requirements that can be tedious and confusing. One of the most complex aspects of the financial aid application process is the CSS Profile.
“As a college admissions counselor and also a parent who has been through the financial aid application process myself, I know just how perplexing and even frustrating completing these forms can be,” commented Ms. Aronson.
In her article, Demystifying the CSS Profile, Ms. Aronson, a Senior Associate with Montgomery Educational Consulting, provides parents and students both with an understanding of what the CSS Profile is as well as tips on how to prepare to fill out the form. Her tips include information on differentiating the CSS Profile from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). She also cautions students and families about “hidden” deadlines, since there is no standard deadline for the CSS Profile.
“Filing the CSS Profile is a cumbersome, yet valuable exercise, and one that we encourage all college applicants to complete if any of their schools require it,” states Ms. Aronson. “It is a necessary part of obtaining financial aid,” she added.
From offices in Colorado and New Jersey, Montgomery Educational Consulting offers comprehensive, personalized educational counseling services to students locally, around the country, and around the world. These college admissions experts guide students every step of the way as they navigate the university search and application process. Then, they help students get admitted to the college that is right for them.
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