CSS Profile Announces Fee Waivers for Students Impacted by Recent Hurricanes and A New Experience for Families
CSS Profile Announces Fee Waivers for Students Impacted by Recent Hurricanes and A New Experience for FamiliesDavid C. Meade, Jr., Vice President of Enrollment Programs and Services, College Board
Fee Waivers for Hurricane Impacted Students
The College Board recently announced that our plan to support students impacted by Hurricane Harvey has been expanded to include Hurricanes Irma and Maria. A CSS Profile fee waiver will be provided to students who are experiencing hardship and/or displacement due to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria from areas designated by FEMA. View the full announcement here. We recognize this is an incredibly challenging time as families work to recover from the storm. We hope this measure can ease some worry for students and help their college-going plans proceed as smoothly as possible.
A New CSS Profile Application Experience for Families
The 2018-19 CSS ProfileTM and Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) opened to families as of September 22, 2017. This early opening (ahead of the official launch on October 1) allowed College Board to track the progress of families who may start their application early and to work with institutional early adopters.
This accomplishment was made possible through the College Board's partnership with its Financial Aid members and in particular the Financial Aid Standards and Services Advisory Committee (FASSAC) and the CSS Assembly Council. We will be communicating with our CSS Profile and IDOC communities to ensure they know what to expect.
- An updated, modern look and feel.
- Improved tools that encourage completion and accuracy.
- A new website cssprofile.org - re-branded, re-designed and optimized to support the new CSS Profile experience.
- Updated resources including a CSS Profile Overview, a tutorial, and enhanced customer support.