In order to receive federal grants, scholarships and loans, you know you have to fill out the FAFSA. But did you know that you might also have to fill out a CSS Profile, as well? This application is similar to the FAFSA, but, instead, it helps schools award non-federal institutional aid. Not all schools require the CSS Profile, but nearly 400 colleges do. Make sure to double-check your list of schools to determine whether you need to complete this application! Our IvyWay Tip is to complete the CSS profile before the FAFSA because it typically takes longer to fill out and you can later plug in the information when filling out the FAFSA.