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CSS Profile Guide: How to Fill Out, When, and How to Submit

Melissa T. Shultz

Melissa T. Shultz is a writer and editor whose work has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, AARP’s The Ethel, Ladies’ Home Journal, Parade Magazine, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, Today.com, and many other publications. She is the Director at Road2College; Editor-at-Large for Jim Donovan Literary; and the author of From Mom to Me Again, a memoir/self-help book that was named one of “Three Inspiring Reads” by Parade.com. Her first children’s book is forthcoming from Familius in 2025.

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CSS Profile Guide: How to Fill Out, When, and How to Submit

CSS Profile Guide: How to Fill Out, When, and How to Submit

February 7, 2024

Each year, the CSS Profile unlocks over $10 billion in non-federal aid for students, complementing the FAFSA in securing crucial…

College Admissions Results Impact Class of 2022

College Admissions Results Impact Class of 2022

June 3, 2021

COVID has sparked a firestorm of reform in the admissions process. Road2College recently sat down with Rebecca Chabrow, our Counselor-in-Residence…

The Different Ways Families Pay for College

The Different Ways Families Pay for College

April 20, 2021

How to pay for college is one of the biggest financial concerns of families today. And although students assume some…

An Expert Discusses the Implications of Declining College Applications and Enrollment

An Expert Discusses the Implications of Declining College Applications and Enrollment

December 5, 2020

COVID-19 continues to disrupt life as usual for colleges and the students they seek to attract and retain. According to…

How to Find Schools with the Largest Merit-Based Scholarships

How to Find Schools with the Largest Merit-Based Scholarships

October 4, 2020

Don’t qualify for need-based aid but still can’t pay for college? Merit aid, which is the money colleges award that’s…

How to Take Control When Searching for Affordable Colleges

How to Take Control When Searching for Affordable Colleges

October 4, 2020

Colleges have choices about how to spend their money, and you have choices about how to spend yours. In order…

How to Beat the Pressure and Depression of Attending School Virtually

How to Beat the Pressure and Depression of Attending School Virtually

September 30, 2020

This is the First Post in our New Series: Ask the Experts Welcome to our new series where we’ll periodically…

Top Strategies for Finding College Scholarships

Top Strategies for Finding College Scholarships

September 15, 2020

A scholarship is money awarded to a student to help pay for college. Unlike a loan, it doesn’t have to…