College Board Embraces Prior-Prior Year

December 7, 2015

The College Board decided Wednesday to follow suit with recent FAFSA reform and begin accepting prior-prior year data for the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. Starting with the 2017-18 academic year, families using CSS to apply for financial aid will be able to use income information from two-year-old completed tax returns rather than sometimes incomplete information from the previous year. In a letter to board members, the chair of the College Board, Doug Christiansen, said the change will ease the burden on families who would often have to rush to fill out their taxes before applying or resort to vague estimates.

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