Divorced Noncustodial Parents (CSS Profile) 🎓🏛
If this applies to your household, it will be in your best interest to apply to schools that don’t require a noncustodial parent to disclose information about their assets.
1) What is a Noncustodial Parent?
A noncustodial parent is a parent who does not have physical custody of his or her minor child as the result of a court order. If a student only lives with one parent, in a sole custody arrangement, then the parent with which the student lives is the custodial parent. The other parent is the non-custodial parent.
“Strategically Apply to school that don’t require a noncustodial parent to disclose information about their assets”
If your parents are divorced and you have a noncustodial parent, it will be in your best interest to strategically apply to colleges and universities that don’t require a noncustodial parent to disclose information about their assets.
Why? Well if one of your parents is not really in the picture and he or she will not help pay for college, then it will be in your best interest to let the school know so they do not assume you will be receiving financial aid from both your stepparent and biological parent!
The more people they assume will help you pay for school, the less institutional money they will give you!
2) FAFSA vs CSS Profile Noncustodial Parents
3) Noncustodial Waivers
4) Additional Third-Party Testimony
5) How to Find These Schools that offer these Waivers?
To find out about some schools that offer non-custodial waivers make sure you check out the document in the next segment.
Some of these schools include Vanderbilt, Stanford, Smith College, Princeton, all Ivy League Universities and most schools that require the CSS Profile.
For a full list visit, >> CSS Profile Participating Institutions and Programs.
Now remember, as opposed to the FAFSA, the CSS Profile will look at the parent’s non-custodial assets. Make sure you keep these schools in mind as they can help you maximize your odds of receiving the most institutional aid.
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