The FAFSA4caster is the free EFC or Expected Family Contribution calculator provided by the federal government through the Department of Education. When parents and students start the college planning process they may go to the FAFSA4caster for an initial estimate of their EFC. Knowing the detail s of your EFC is critical to understanding the…Details
College decision time is here and appealing the financial aid award letter may be part of this process. For some students, the award letter received did not match their financial need. The big question is who should appeal the financial aid award letter and can it be revised? Depending on the family situation, appealing the…Details
Financial aid award letters are arriving and families are now having the discussion of college affordability. Here is the financial aid award lighter side to this typical family discussion. To spread a little levity to this situation we have included the clip from “The Middle”, which is an ABC sitcom show that appears on Wednesday…Details
Analyzing your financial aid award can be one of the most important decisions a child and parents will make in the college decision process. This Financial Aid Award Letter Infographic will give you a series of steps to consider before you make your final decision.
By April 1st, most students will have received their acceptance letters and financial aid awards. Comparing the financial aid award letters can be overwhelming and confusing since there is not a standard format. The award letter tells the family how much financial support the school is willing to give a student for the upcoming year.…Details
Starting in junior year of high school many students are often asked where they will be going to college. Making a college list is a daunting task due to the sheer number of colleges found in the United States. So where does the student begin when they start to compile a college list. College Affordability…Details
The majority of our blog articles concern the financial aspects of college planning. We do try to incorporate other important college ideas so families can make better college decisions. A big change that is going to happen in the spring of 2016 is the change in the SAT testing. The overhaul of the test will…Details
It is that time of the year, when students will be receiving their financial aid award letters. It is a time to compare schools on college affordability and college value. We have often discussed how each school may have their own award letter format which makes comparison difficult, especially if you are trying to determine…Details