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Subject:  Re: Need based aid and 401k Date:  3/5/2019  12:30 AM
Author:  GuildWars2Queen Number:  8516 of 8536

Some schools, mainly private schools, also require completion of College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS Profile) - see
It is my understanding (though I have never completed one) that it asks for far more information than a FAFSA, including, IIRC, value of 401k and IRA accounts and equity in your home.

Correct. The CSS asks A LOT of questions and many schools have supplemental questions for the CSS asking for even more information. I had to answer questions about our house, our cars (make, model, year), and lots of pain in the butt stuff I don't exactly remember. I was really happy this year I only had to do the FAFSA. Also, the FAFSA is free, the CSS is not.
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