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How to File the CSS Profile

The CSS Profile is an electronic application provided by the College Board that Drexel uses to determine eligibility for Drexel need-based grant funding. Both domestic and international first-year students and full-time on-campus transfer applicants are required to complete the CSS Profile to be reviewed for institutional grant funding.

The CSS Profile becomes available each year on October 1 on the College Board website. Before completing the CSS Profile, read the following:

  • Complete the CSS Profile regardless of what you think your eligibility for financial aid is.
  • File as early as possible; you do not have to complete your admission application in order to begin the CSS Profile. 
  • Drexel's CSS Profile school code is 2194.
  • There is a fee required in order to complete the CSS Profile. The College Board will automatically waive the fee for students who meet College Board's income requirements upon completion of the online application.


Admission Type CSS Profile Deadline
Early Action/Early Decision November 15
Regular Decision February 15 
Winter Entry Program October 8

1 month prior to the start of the term

Please note: Transfer students starting in the spring need to submit the CSS Profile prior to February 15, the date the CSS Profile closes.


International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) - Applicants from Sanctioned Countries Only

Drexel uses the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) for applicants from North Korea to determine eligibility for institutional need-based aid since they are unable to complete the CSS Profile.

Applicants for the winter 2023 term have until October 8 to complete the 2022–2023 International Student Financial Aid Application [PDF]

Download the 2023–2024 International Student Financial Aid Application [PDF].