How Expected Family Contribution Affects Financial Aid

Mother and daughter checking EFC.

Every parent wants their child to
be accepted by the school of their dreams and to have the ability to pay for
it. For most families, cost is a huge factor in choosing a college. Figuring
out how to pay for higher education can be confusing. That’s because there are
many factors to consider, including how much it will cost to attend each school
and how much your family can afford to pay. Understand the Expected Family
Contributing (EFC) is important in this process.

FAFSA: How to Get Free Money for College

A FAFSA application waiting to be filled out next to a computer and free money.

Everyone likes free stuff, like an extra doughnut from your
favorite coffee shop on your birthday. But what about free money for college? You
could be missing out on an important source of funds if you don’t complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It’s the easiest way to qualify for free money in
the form of grants and scholarships. This may sound complicated, but the
process is very easy,

How to Send Transcripts to Colleges

College visits are wrapping up, and you’re excitedly making
a list of your favorite college campuses. It’s time to start thinking about applying
to college and the info that schools will need to process your application. One
of the most important parts of the application process is sending high school
transcripts. Every student has a transcript that is updated each semester by
your high school counselor or main office. It’s an important tool to show
college admissions officers how prepared you are to attend their institution.