Part of Financial AidThe EFC PLUS Financial Aid Blog helps families navigate the college funding, financial aid and loan repayment process. This blog serves as a complement to our college video library, EFC Calculator and Average College Cost Calculator. It provides both objective and independent information so families can make a better college financial decision. We like to provide information beyond just the financial aid process and provide families with up to date current college funding information. The goal of this blog is to bring the personal financial expertise to the college decision. We want parents to understand that lowering the cost of education is a combination of the financial aid process, college saving plans, educational tax strategies and various financing options. The EFC PLUS Financial Aid Blog keeps student and families informed on current topics related to the entire college financial aid and funding process.

Private Scholarships: A College Financial Aid Officer Prospective

During my readings this week, I came across an interesting article about private scholarships and the impact they may have on your personal data.  James Hayes, the Associate Director of Financial Aid at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, wrote the article. I thought it was important to give you an insider’s perspective on how private scholarships…


FAFSA DRT Submission Clarity

In the past month, EFC PLUS has issued two financial aid alerts regarding the FAFSA and DRT.  We had recommended that you submit your FAFSA manually.  I wanted to clarify this statement.  A manual submission is to submit the FAFSA electronically without using the DRT link process, at this time.  You are able to submit…