How Colleges Build Financial Aid Packages
Learn the secrets of college financial aid before you apply to college. This 12-minute video shows you how to estimate your likely net price at any college of interest. This understanding will help you develop strategies that can save thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars, in overall college costs.
Understand Net Price
Net Price is the amount of money you are responsible to pay annually towards the cost of attending college. Learn about Net Price, what goes into it, what affects it, and how to calculate it, with our handy infographic.
How to Assess Reach, Match, Safety
Reach, Match, and Safety have to do with the likelihood of your acceptance to a college. Learn what these terms mean and how to realistically measure your odds at any college of interest with this useful infographic.
Pocket Guide to College Financial Aid
College Financial Aid refers to money from a variety of sources used to help pay college costs. Our 10-page Pocket Guide helps you understand Financial Aid Lingo, Forms, Formulas, and Sources. Get started on your way to navigating college financial aid with confidence!
Estimate your EFC
EFC is “Expected Family Contribution,” and the minimum amount of money your family is expected to pay each year toward college costs. This infographic provides a snapshot of EFC estimates based on parent income alone.
Guide to Making the Most of Your College Fair
College Fairs are a great opportunity to gather information and talk with Admissions Counselors from a wide range of schools. But don’t go to one before checking out our 9 tips to help you make the most of this experience.
College Application Expenses Worksheet
Application costs can add up fast, but you can control them with thoughtful planning and budgeting. This worksheet helps you keep track of, and evaluate at a glance, the application expenses you may be facing.