Important Financial Forms & Terminology

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If you think you need help paying for your college expenses, you will need to apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA form. The FAFSA asks for tax information from the previous year and is available online October 1. Many colleges require the FAFSA to be completed by February 15, so check with your college or university in order to meet their specific deadlines.

Using the FAFSA for more than 10 colleges? Click here for directions.

CSS Profile
The CSS Profile is similar to the FAFSA and is required by many colleges, universities, and scholarship programs. (For a complete list, click here.) The CSS Profile is administered through College Board, and is also generally due February 15. Again, check with your schools to determine their CSS Profile deadline.

College Opportunity Fund 
COF provides a stiped, paid by the state of Colorado, for resident high school graduates who will stay in-state for college. This application takes only a few minutes to complete and can be submitted at any point during high school.

The EFC stand for Expected Family Contribution. Each school uses the financial information you provide to calculate an EFC – and it is what you and your family are expected to contribute towards your educational expenses.

Priority Funding Deadline
It is important to know and meet all college financial aid deadlines. If you do not submit forms and paperwork on time you may lose out on funding that otherwise would have been available to you.

Tuition and Fees, 1998-1999 Through 2017-2018
Produced by The Chronicle of Higher Education, this table shows the full-price tuition and fees for 3000+ colleges and universities. Search for schools by category, state, or price.

Student Loan Repayment Calculator
Use this calculator as a guide to how the expected debt from loans for college will translate to repayment after college.  


For the Mullen college scholarship database, click here. 
Scholarships are listed by the deadline beginning with August/September deadlines.

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