Do I need to file both the CSS Profile and the FAFSA?
Technically only the FAFSA is required by law for any student seeking federal aid assistance. However, we also require the CSS Profile for anyone seeking institutional aid. Submitting both the CSS Profile and the FAFSA allows us to fully assess your ability to contribute toward the cost of education and how much institutional need-based aid Ithaca College may provide. For early decision applicants applying before the FAFSA is available, we will estimate your federal aid eligibility based upon your CSS Profile information.