Since you may be in that same situation right now, I thought I would share some wisdom with you from an article I found on Forbes.com: If you are one of the parents who had to submit estimated tax and income information on the CSS Profile college aid form to meet deadlines at the colleges your child has applied to, this is what you need to do to update that information in a timely and accurate manner so that the colleges can make an official aid award to your child.
I wish that I had had this kind of information available back in the day.
Families often inquire how to make updates and corrections to their online applications after they have already been submitted.
We have outlined below the steps necessary for correcting your data.
Once you have submitted your Profile application, you cannot change any of the data provided online.
Unlike the FAFSA, it is not necessary for prospective students to update tax information as it will be provided via the IDOC submission process.
Total parental income includes both taxable and untaxed income, with the exception of the Earned Income Credit.) We've just launched our new college search tool at Use the following form to provide feedback as we continue to work toward a more robust solution to best meet your needs: https:// Survey Since 2017/2018 CSS Profile asks 2016 income questions in section titled, "Parents' 2016 Recent Income & Benefits (PR) do we need to update our 2017/2018 CSS Profile once our parents file 2016 tax return?Sign Up For Free Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!