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What if I cannot ask one of my parents to send in their financial information?

If you are unable to ask a parent to send in their financial information, please fill out a Parent Information Sheet including a letter from a third party and any additional documentation as appropriate. Given that every family situation is unique, we review parent and household information on a case-by-case basis to determine what documentation and paperwork is appropriate for that student to provide to us in an effort to be as generous as possible with our financial aid assessment. Continue reading about What if I cannot ask one of my parents to send in their financial information?

If my parents are divorced or separated, do they both need to send in financial information?

Yes, each parent and their household will complete a CSS Profile and submit tax documentation (only your custodial household needs to submit the FAFSA). We feel strongly that both parents have an obligation to support you, and a divorce or separation does not change that obligation. We look at each case individually, and we make every effort to be sensitive to particular family circumstances when deciding how much to ask from each parent. Continue reading about If my parents are divorced or separated, do they both need to send in financial information?

What should I do if the CSS Profile from Noncustodial Household is missing?

If your parents are divorced or separated, each household must fill out their own CSS Profile. You should direct your second parent to complete the CSS Profile online. If you are an international student and chose to file the paper Financial Statement for Students from Foreign Countries, please have your noncustodial parent to complete and submit a separate form along with their most recent tax return or wage statement. Continue reading about What should I do if the CSS Profile from Noncustodial Household is missing?

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