Is it possible to reduce the number of college applications to find the college fit? Currently many high school juniors and their parents are starting to create their college list. How can families reduce the stress in the college application process? College Affordability’s new college cost calculator, EFC PLUS Core Tool can help high school…Details
When is the college deposit deadline? Deposit day on May 1st is around the corner. For college bound high school seniors and their families around the country it is decision time. College decisions will be made and families will be sending enrollment deposits to the selected college. For the student that has already confirmed their…Details
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