DONâ€™T forget to file the CSS Profile financial aid form, which is found at the College Board site. Certain private schools require this form (check at the site to see if your school does). The form is long and asks more detailed questions than the FAFSA does. It also needs to be submitted in the fall; the FAFSA is submitted Jan. 1 or as close to Jan. 1 as possible. Youâ€™ll need a credit card to submit the Profile, and youâ€™ll be charged a fee for each school or scholarship program selected.