All students applying for federal financial aid are required to complete the FAFSA each year. All students applying for Wake Forest need-based scholarships are required to complete the CSS PROFILE. While the CSS PROFILE is not required if only applying for federal financial aid, to be considered for all available sources of financial aid, students should complete both applications. In addition, parents and students must submit signed copies of prior-prior year federal income tax returns (including all schedules, W-2 wage statements, partnership tax returns and schedules, and S corporation tax returns and schedules). If either the student or parent did not file a tax return, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to obtain a non-tax return filer form.