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If you are a prospective student and looking to apply for financial aid my advice is to apply as early as you can. Don’t wait to hear back from a school before you apply. The FAFSA (and CSS profile) can sometimes take some time to process and if there are unexpected hurdles (like the selective service issue that I ran into), applying early will allow you time to resolve these rather than putting your entire financial aid application on hold and running the risk of being pushed to the back of the line for financial aid at your school. The best time is as soon as you have enough information to complete your tax return, I think.

I wish I applied earlier, I wouldn’t be waiting 4-6 weeks for a Selective Service response if I had.

The GSB financial aid staff has been really helpful and nice, They’ve been helping me get over a couple of hurdles I ran into over the last couple of days. Fingers crossed!

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