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Changes Coming to the FAFSA: EFC to Student Aid Index efc expected family contribution fafsa student aid index Feb 02, 2021

The FAFSA Simplification Act of 2021 brings a slew of changes to the FAFSA that will begin with the 2022-23 application cycle. Perhaps the biggest change is to the EFC—Expected Family Contribution. The EFC is the number that was calculated by the FAFSA and provided to colleges as a way for...

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Financial Matters: The FAFSA fafsa financial aid Oct 07, 2020

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the primary form used by colleges to determine eligibility for need-based aid. In some cases, colleges will not consider an applicant for merit aid unless that student has first submitted a FAFSA. The FAFSA should be filed as soon as...

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Six Tips to Sail Through Completing the FAFSA fafsa financial aid grants loans work study Oct 02, 2019

Your eligibility for financial aid will be based on the calendar year starting in January of your junior year.  Now is the time to learn what information you and your parents will need in order to file a FAFSA.  

What is the FAFSA? 

The Free Application For...

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How Do You Know How Much You Will Pay for Your College? college board efc expected family contribution fafsa financial aid financial aid forms need based aid paying for college profile form Nov 17, 2017

Paying for college is often compared to paying for airline tickets. No two people pay the same price. What will your costs be at college? How much you pay for college depends on so many factors.  Knowing what those factors are, and how college will look at your family’s financial...

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