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5 08, 2016

Will you get a fair financial aid award?

By |2017-04-12T12:17:36-04:00August 5th, 2016|Admissions, College, Contribution, Financial, Funding|0 Comments

Will you get a fair financial aid award? Well, the truth is, most families never find out. They’ll simply take what’s offered. As a result, many families will pay more for college than they need to, sometimes up to tens of thousands of dollars more. Unfortunately, [...]

5 07, 2016

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Explained – What It is & How to Use It

By |2016-07-22T10:18:06-04:00July 5th, 2016|College, Contribution, Funding|0 Comments

When you’re applying for financial aid, no number is more important than your Expected Family Contribution. Simply put, the amount of aid you’ll get is figured by taking the cost of college, and subtracting your EFC. Thus, the smaller your EFC, the more money you can [...]

28 06, 2016

What can be done to lower your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)?

By |2017-04-12T12:17:36-04:00June 28th, 2016|Contribution, Financial, Funding|0 Comments

“This almost sounds too good to be true” Say some parents after I share with them just a few facts about the college funding process. Such as: Fact #1: $227.2 billion in financial aid was given out during the 2013-14 academic year. Fact #2: $19,075 per [...]